As kids spend more and more time using devices, issues like text neck become real developmental threats. Use of these devices often reinforces poor posture. Associated risks include: headaches; neck and shoulder pain; upper and lower back pain; and sore hands, fingers and forearms.
Backpacks can place stress on growing spines. Risks include poor posture, distortion of the spinal column, muscle strain, headaches, neck and arm pain, and even nerve damage. What can you do to help your child?
Children involved with sports are developing injuries at a much higher rate than in the past. A lot of these injuries are due to repetitive stress and overuse, sometimes called repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). What can you do to help your child stay in the game?
Sedentary behaviour can create health risks that are completely avoidable including neck, shoulder and back pain, as well as tension headaches. Additionally, it may affect your child’s confidence levels. What can you do?
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Doctors of Chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues) conditions and disorders and the effect they have on the nervous system. They are trained to assist people of all ages to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. Chiropractors also counsel patients regarding nutrition, lifestyle and exercise.
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