How a Chiropractor Can Fix Poor Posture in Kids Before It Becomes a Problem
Good posture is about a lot more than just sitting up straight and keeping your back rigid against your chair. While most people have a good understanding of the visual indicators of poor posture, such as slouching, hunched shoulders, and flat feet, the knock-on symptoms tend to be trickier to detect. Some of the most common symptoms of postural dysfunction are lower back pain, foot and knee pain, recurrent headaches, joint stiffness, and anterior pelvic tilt.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Poor Posture in Kids
Like any other bodily function, our posture is regulated by day-to-day activities, biomechanical habits, and the neurology of our central nervous system (CNS). For kids, poor posture often arises due to misalignment in the upper cervical spine and/or excess inflammation around the CNS and brain stem.
Causes of vertebral misalignment include everything from trauma events (i.e. whiplash or concussion) to habitual postural imbalances. The latter cause is particularly common amongst young children due to the many hours kids spend hunched over playing games and taking video chats like Zoom calls on cell phones, tablets, and computers.
How Our Treatment for Poor Posture in Kids Works
Here at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas, our treatment plans are designed to not only alleviate the physical symptoms of poor posture, but also to address any underlying biomechanical and CNS factors causing postural imbalances in the first place.
If you’re concerned about your child’s resting or active posture, get in touch today and book a free consultation with one of our trained chiropractors. Our postural treatment plan begins with a comprehensive examination of the vertebra and musculature around the upper cervical spine. Using gentle X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography scans, our doctor, will check your upper cervical spine for vertebral misalignments.
If a misalignment is found, we’ll record the exact angle and position of the affected vertebra. In order to re-align your child’s upper cervical spine, our doctor will use several painless, non-invasive, and very precise adjustment techniques to gently shift the vertebra back to their natural position. In addition to removing a major source of physical discomfort, this treatment will also reduce inflammation and release tensile stress around the spinal cord and CNS. By taking early action, you’ll give your child the best chance of developing stable postural musculature and safe biomechanical habits.
Based in Las Vegas, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas caters to patients all over Clark County and the wider area, including neighboring states like California, Utah, and Arizona.