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The Key To A Childís Spine!

   It is hard to find a child who does not have spine- related problems. The reason for this is that certain disorders of the vertebral column begin to develop at the ages of 1-15. They progress asymptomatically - the child does not complain, moves around and is active. Nevertheless, functional deviations, unnoticeable at this age, are exerting a negative effect on the body. With age, these disorders move into a chronic phase and become harder to treat and cure. By American standards, there are more than 30 criteria that are considered during an evaluation of physical development of children and adolescents. It has been determined that an overwhelming majority of developmental abnormalities are of the acquired type and are associated with detrimental exercise habits. This results in kyphosis, scoliosis and lordosis, bowlegedness as well as other lower extremity deformations, unsightly gait, cardiovascular and respiratory problems, etc. Almost all overweight children have a variety of problems associated with the vertebral column and joints. The spine is associated with an enormous number of diseases. This is due to the fact that the vertebral canal contains a multitude of nerve roots, which exit through tiny intervertebral foramina and regulate all the life sustaining organs and systems of the human body. Any, even insignificant, deviations from the normal position of the vertebrae can interfere with the conduction of nerve impulses. As a result, the activity of the organ is first impeded and then a disorder develops. This is why it is important to think of prophylaxis of proper spine development from the first days of a childís life. Do not carry the child with one arm, unless you are supporting him with the other. Donít force him to sit on his own prematurely. Donít put your child down on a soft uneven mattress. When walking with a child, donít hold him by the same arm for too long a time. Donít allow your children to carry heavy objects with one arm - this stretches the muscles of the shoulder girdle, which can lead to scoliosis. The study desk should not be too high or too low. These simple steps as well as certain exercises can become good prophylaxis for any deviation in functioning of the spine. If, however, you notice that your child is slouching or has uneven shoulders, concave chest or winged scapulae, uneven curvature of the spine or asymmetrical position of the pelvis, uneven muscle development on either side of the body, unnatural gait or if the child complains of back pains - immediately take him to a specialist. It might not be too late to correct the situation and to help develop the musculo-skeletal system in an easier, painless manner. Otherwise, in cases of advanced disease that has been neglected, the treatment might necessitate wearing a brace for several years, and sometimes, for serious deformations of the spine, there might be a need for surgical treatment.

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