Children Need Good Posture Too!
Posture Correction and Kids
The Chinese proverb, “As the twig is bent so grows the tree” is very fitting when I watch the Windsor high school kids walk past our office carrying backpacks that are ill-fitting and overloaded. The loads that are being placed on the tissues of the spinal column and nervous system will have consequences far beyond pain for these young people.
Having a healthy spine in youth is incredibly important. Structures of the spine and nervous system are dependent on upright and normal structure in order to grow and develop into normal adult spines. Having an abnormal spine and posture during the formative years that goes uncorrected can lead to serious pain, disability, and a myriad of health conditions in adulthood.
Parents do not hesitate to pay thousands of dollars on their children’s wardrobes so that they can fit in at school. They pay thousands of dollars for braces because it is very easy to see when the teeth are crooked. However, because there is no zipper down our backs, parents often leave their children’s spines uncorrected either because they cant’s see the problem or they don’t know how serious it is.
Posture controls our nervous system and our nervous system controls every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. This is true if you’re 8, 18 or 80. The difference is that children’s spines respond very well to structural rehabilitation, require less time and often make substantial changes toward normal. Children need to have a normal postural start just like they need the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. The fundamentals of learning, processing information, and manipulating the environment effectively start with a healthy spine and posture.
Children who have normal healthy spines are of the strongest and best amongst their peers. They excel at sports and, because good posture commands respect, they are often leaders. Posture is an integral part in getting respect from elders and, although unconscious, it makes people more attractive to those around them. Posture and symmetry are important in nature and no less important in our children.
If you know a child or teen who complains of headaches, neck pain, back pain, or if they have obvious postural abnormalities due to backpacks and videogames, there is hope! We at Benchmark Medical Group have helped numerous student athletes in Northern Colorado achieve their sport goals and have helped numerous kids grow up straighter, stronger and healthier. Don’t wait until those children’s bones become adult and the problems are “set in stone,” get those spines fixed before adulthood and let them reach their full potential!
Call us today to see if you or your children are candidates for our amazing life-changing technologies and CBP® Structural Rehabilitation protocols.
Dr. Jason W. Haas