Syracuse, NY, December 13, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The May 15, 1997 issue of Spine reports on a study that shows nearly one in five 14-15 year-olds have back pain and many of them report that the pain is chronic.
Eighteen percent of the 14-16 year-olds reported back pain that interfered with school work or leisure activities during the previous 12 months. In addition, 26% of the boys and 33% of the girls reported that the pain was recurrent or chronic. It should be noted that as the children got older, the incidents of pain increased.
The authors concluded that a significant part of the low back pain children reported is recurrent or chronic by the time they are 14.
Chiropractors have always encouraged early detection and correction of spinal problems before they become chronic. This study shows that spinal problems do indeed start early in life and if they go uncorrected, they get worse. Be sure that your children are regularly checked by your chiropractor to allow for proper spinal hygiene and a better expression of their natural health potential.
Our purpose is to educate and adjust families toward optimal health with natural chiropractic care.
Source: Borio Chiropractic Healthcare Center