Why You Need to Check Your Kids Posture
By Sara Butler
As a parent, you often find yourself saying things that you never thought you’d say. Yes, that includes commenting on your child’s posture. But, there’s a method to your madness, because there are some very important reasons you should be policing posture in your home. Here are some of the most important reasons why you will have your chiropractor’s blessing to nag your kids about their posture.
Their Spinal Curves
Your precious little one has a spine with natural curves to it. Over time, unnatural and improper posture will take its toll, slowly changing those natural curves. These misalignments in the spine are what your chiropractor refers to as subluxations, and they can cause restrictions to the nerve signals and the blood vessels in the spine, cutting off important messages from the brain to the rest of the body as well as nutrients your child’s spine needs.
The Strain on their Neck and Back
When anyone has a spine out of proper alignment it puts unnecessary strain and stress on the muscles supporting the head and back. If this goes on for long enough it will eventually lead to chronic back and neck strain. This will cause other parts of the body to overcompensate in an effort to set things straight, leading to problems elsewhere. It’s a domino effect that everyone should be mindful to avoid, because before you know it, problems can pop up everywhere.
The Function of Their Organs
Your skeleton is exactly like the frame of a house. Inside that skeletal house is where your internal organs live. If the frame starts to lose shape and can’t support the organs as it was made to, then this can put physical stress on the organs that could lead to organ damage. Take care of the frame of your own house and those of your children’s by practicing good and correct posture!
Nobody can be perfect all of the time, but you should make an effort to show your child through example the importance of good posture. Children bounce back from things pretty easily, and while you may not think it’s a big deal now, it can cause big problems down the road for your child. As a parent, you want to give your child the best foundation possible and taking them to the chiropractor is a good first step. You just need to remember to continue the posture lessons once you’re home.
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s posture, talk to your chiropractor about it during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic.