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.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOUTH BACK?
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
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
RISKS FOR La Grande BACK 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 TO DO
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!