Give Your Kids the Gift of a Healthy Spine

The health of a child’s spine needs to be taken very seriously. A healthy spine will decrease their chance of injury, improve their posture, improve their overall health and help to avoid spinal problems such as scoliosis. in fact, studies have shown that children who receive regular chiropractic care are less frequently sick, are able to concentrate better and are generally healthier. As parents, this is what we want for our kids, right?

Here are three things that you can do today to help improve your child’s spinal health:

  • Regular chiropractic care. Just as children need good hygiene, dental care and sound nutrition, they also need regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care will help to restore and maintain normal spinal function, allowing a child’s body to develop optimally.
  • Limit backpack weight. One common source of spinal injury for children is their heavy backpacks. Limit the weight of their backpacks to 10% - 15% of their body weight. For example: A child weighing 50 lbs. should carry no more than 7.5 lbs, and a child weighing 80 lbs. should carry no more than 12 lbs. If children carry more than this, they have an increased risk of injuring themselves.
  • Keep kids active. There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in this country as more and more children spend their day in front of the television and playing computer games. This not only increases their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease early in life, it is also very stressfull on the spine. More and more children suffer from back pain and headaches simply because they don’t get enough exercise.

Every child is different and has unique needs. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained in evaluating and treating the spines of all ages. Give your kids the gift of a healthy spine by getting them regular chiropractic care.

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  • "Dear Dr. Kent Kelley JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW. I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE VISIT TO YOUR CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE. THE OVER VIEW OF EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL. I HAVE BEEN TO CHIROPRATORS BEFORE. BUT YOU HAVE THE LATEST TECHNIQUES. MY CONSULTATION WAS WELL, AND TOUR OF THE OFFICE WAS GREAT AND THE NEW WAY OF ADJUSTMENT WAS AWESOME. IT WAS NEW TO ME. I WAS SO USED TO THE OLD WAY OF GETTING AJUSTMENTS. I MAY NEED ONE OF THOSE ONCE IN A WHILE, BUT YOU HAVE A PRACTICE DR. KELLEY. CAN'T WAIT FOR ANOTHER ADJUSTMENT. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR STAFF, AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY THE LORD JESUS RICHLY BLESS YOU AND THE PRACTICE. GOD BLESS."
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