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La Grande Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

Kids and nutrition. La Grande kids don’t think about it. La Grande parents don’t always think about it. But La Grande nutrition is important in La Grande kids’ spinal development and growth and La Grande chiropractic care. Good nutrition also fosters good spine and bone development which your La Grande chiropractor thinks about! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good La Grande nutritional foundation as a youth potentially contributes to a healthier spinal life.


So what keeps La Grande young people and their La Grande parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is correct, no symptomatology, and misperception of nutrient sources. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows that a life experience draws awareness.


When do young people think about their nutritional status? At the same time it would get the attention of an adult - when there is pain. Amazingly, 71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years report at least one episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students describe cervical spine pain. 18% tell of low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) are affected more by cervical spine pain than younger ones (11.9%). Older adolescents (25.1%) experience more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers share, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC notes that La Grande kids with spine pain share some risk factors for La Grande back pain and neck pain.


What puts kids at risk of spine pain? Lots of factors like limited sun exposure, inadequate vitamin d diets, adiposity, lower physical activity, sedentary lifestyles, vitamin 25 (oh) d deficiency, and lower levels of calcium, creatine kinase, and lactic dehydrogenase. (2) Being inactive increases the odds of having neck and back pain in adolescents. (3) In an 8-month study period, 52.2% of schoolchildren had low back pain. 34% had moderate and 18% had severe back pain. More girls (36%) than boys (24%) report back pain. Schoolchildren with moderate and severe pain had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC evaluates La Grande back pain kids and adults to test for risks and create a treatment plan to avert them from developing into painful realities.


What’s a parent to do? Care for the kids and their La Grande spines. Check with your La Grande chiropractic physician. Establish a treatment plan that inspires them to be more active, eat more nutritiously, take supplements as necessary, and be treated with spinal manipulation. It helps!

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today!

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