Dr Brad Ivanchuk here and I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza. I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute. And a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.
Today, we are going to discuss teenagers and headaches
In 2016, researchers at Curtin University in Perth examined the seated posture and health data of 1100 seventeen year olds to determine if any particular posture increased the risk of headaches in late adolescence.
Among the 4 posture subgroups (upright, intermediate, humpback and forward head posture), the researchers observed the following; participants with humpback and forward head posture were at higher odds of having mild/moderate/severe depression. Those who were
over-weight were more likely to sit with forward head posture. They also found that exercise frequency, depression and body mass index are associated with neck pain and headaches.
But they did not find any one particular posture increased the risk of headaches in adolescents.
And this has been my clinical experience as well. Any type of posture distortion in the head and neck, and upper back (Posture Quadrant 1 and 2)can cause headaches in teenagers.
But here is your takeaway from today people …. “participants with humpback and/or forward head posture were at higher odds of having mild, moderate or severe depression.”
So if any of your kids or even you struggle with depression, it would be very, very wise to have your neck posture checked. And this is where I can help you.
All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a detailed posture scan.
And then we can begin to investigate what your neck posture looks like.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link right on our home page.
Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
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