It seems that today kids are not getting the same amount of exercise that we did when we were growing up, and children as young as two are using smart ones and tablets. It is easy for kids who love electronics to form horrible posture at a very early age. Chiropractic care for children can help minimize these effects, and prevent your child from becoming hunchbacks at a very young age.
Help Prevent Text Neck
Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and other damage sustained from looking down at your devices. When holding your head in this position, excessive amounts of tension are created in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders. As a result, they cause both acute and chronic neck pain. Chronic headaches have also been linked to this condition.
The increased prevalence of these pains is due to the increasing popularity and hours people spend on handheld devices such as smartphones, e-readers, and tablets. But we can’t just blame technology. For years, we’ve all looked down to read. The problem with texting is that it adds one more activity that causes us to look down. And people tend to do it for much longer periods. It is especially concerning because young, growing children could possibly cause permanent damage to their cervical spines that could lead to lifelong neck pain.
Why not bring your newborn, child, or tween into Dr. Zock contact our office to set up an appointment.