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Can Kids Have Back Pain? Find Out!

By Genevieve Cunningham

When most people think about back pain, they think of an adult man or woman. They think about the back pain that comes from a laborious job. They think about the back pain that comes with kids and family life. They think about the back pain that just comes with age! But in the modern world we live in, more and more kids are presenting with a bit of back discomfort. Is this normal? Is there hope for our kids? If you want to help your kids eliminate back pain, take a look at these potential causes, plus some tips for getting them on a healthier track.

Causes of Back Pain in Kids

  • Inactivity - Inactivity is rampant among kids and adults alike. And the less we move, the more we invite that pain into our lives.

  • Stress - It's hard to imagine what kids are stressed about, but it's a real problem. Kids today are stressed about school, extra activities, home life, and the ever present social media. And when kids are stressed, it can manifest as pain. 

  • Technology - Technology is a good thing, but it also causes kids to stand and sit in a way that creates pain in the neck and back. The more technology they use, the more likely they are to experience this discomfort.

Boosting Health and Relieving Pain

  • Set limits - Your kids need limits. Don't let them watch five hours of TV after school. Don't let them spend all night playing video games. Set limits, and make your kids get up and get active.

  • Get exercise - Exercise is key to good health, and it plays a huge role in pain relief as well. Sign your kids up for sports, take them to the gym, or make them go outside. The more they move, the less likely they are to have ongoing pain.

  • See the chiropractor - Chiropractic care can be incredibly beneficial for eliminating back pain -- no matter if you're a kid or an adult. Chiropractors adjust the body, ease tension, and eliminate pain. If your child is in pain, take them to the clinic for some care, a plan of action, and serious relief.

If you want your kids to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the extra stress. Kids, adults, everyone can benefit from care. Get started toward better health today with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Westminster, Colo.

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