The Importance of Proper Childhood Posture and How a Phoenix Chiropractor Can Help

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Phoenix Chiropractor Advanced Spine and Dr. Crismon discuss posture

Poor posture in children has become a serious issue. With children carrying heavy backpacks and spending a significant amount of time hunched over handheld videogames and cell phones, it is easy to see why it has become such a problem. Furthermore, if left unchecked, poor posture can lead to a number of problems in adulthood. For this reason, it is a good idea to consult with a Phoenix chiropractor to learn more about how to keep your child healthy and with proper posture. Here’s a look at a few of the reasons why you should be sure to check your child’s posture early.

Blood Vessel Constriction

Over time, improper posture will cause the natural “S” curve of the spine to change shape. This can cause blood vessel constriction, which will cut off the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. The curvature can also lead to nerve restrictions.

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Neck and Back Strain

Once the spine is out of alignment, it places extra stress and strain on the muscles that are responsible for supporting it. The pressure this places on the neck and back places unnecessary strain on these muscles. As the body begins to overcompensate for this problem, the effects trickle down throughout the rest of the body to create more aches and pains.

Organ Function

Since the skeletal frame is responsible for housing internal organs, it is important for it to remain in the proper shape. Poor posture causes the skeletal frame to take on an unhealthy shape, which places unnecessary stress on the organs. Over time, this can lead to organ damage and can have a negative impact on organ function.

A qualified Phoenix chiropractor can examine your child’s spine and take corrective action before too much damage occurs. Contact Advanced Spine & Rehab to learn more about how we can help!