Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is owner and founder of Life Chiropractic Centre which is a family chiropractic facility.
He is also a canfitpro Certified Personal Training Specialist and is a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Today we learn about how sitting is affecting your children.
The effects of poor posture are not just affecting adults, but children as well.
Currently, 65% of school-aged children present with some type of back pain due to postural distortion patterns.
One study showed that children as young as 10 years old are demonstrating visible signs of spinal degeneration (spinal arthritis) on xray.
Another study of 439 thirteen year olds; one-third of the children who participated in the study presented with lower back disc herniation (protrusion) on MRI.
The only reason a spine will degenerate or become arthritic, and the only reason spinal discs begin to herniate is due to pre-existing posture distortion patterns.
Sitting with postural collapse or weak posture is causing postural decline in children.
Consider the Trousler study of 1994; 41.6% of school-aged kids have lower back pain while sitting in class. Thirty percent within 1 hour of sitting and 70% after sitting for an hour or more.
So it is no surprise that kids with poor posture develop into adults with even worse posture and sickly health conditions.
And these things are exactly why you need to take care of our offer and make an appointment for a free initial consultation and free posture check for your children.
Remember we also offer family appointments where we can check every member of your family at the same time.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link right on our home page.
Good posture is by design, not by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.