Dr Brad Ivanchuk here and I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor, Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
We are going to continue our discussion on the major health issues currently facing Canadian kids and today we will discuss the huge increase in respiratory/breathing problems.
More kids than ever are on puffers these days and there has got to be a reason why? And this is one reason why I think we are seeing this happen so please read on and see if it makes sense to you.
A while back we learned how the birth process is particularly stressful to the cervical spine (neck).
Remember the research … 80% of newborn babies have nerve dysfunction after the birthing process due to subluxations (spinal misalignments).
And 95% of babies present with nerve dysfunction and neck strain 5 days after being born due to subluxations.
Almost 48% of kids land on their head at least once during the 1st year of life causing stress to the neck and the average child will experience 2500 falls by the age of 7 years old.
And besides all of this trauma to a child’s neck, remember that the use of modern technology has created a new health epidemic called tech neck.
We also refer to tech neck as forward head posture where the head and neck are held forwards in front of the shoulders and not directly on top of the neck and shoulders which is the norm.
According to the research, this type of posture will decrease lung capacity by up to 30% as we have discussed many times before.
I want you to try this for yourself …. stand up and tilt your head forwards so you are looking down at the floor (simulate tech neck).
Now try and take in a big deep breath.
Remember how this feels.
Now stand with an open, upright and erect (healthy) posture and take in that same deep breath.
You should clearly feel a difference in the amount of air that can penetrate your lungs.
So how can any child or adult for that matter breathe properly if they have tech neck?
And as you know, how the family doc deals with these types of problems is with puffers.
But ask yourself this … do you think puffers will correct the cause of the problem (tech neck)?
If any of your children are having breathing issues, they must have their posture checked by a Certified Posture Expert and this is where I can help you. All you have to do is give me a call to make an appointment for your free initial consultation which includes a detailed posture analysis.
Our phone number here is Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.