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Is Your Kids Back Whacked?

If your kid’s back is whacked, our family chiropractic services at Optimal Spine & Wellness in Burien, WA can help. When it comes to back problems and back pain in your children, we understand that you want natural, non-surgical pain relief options. Our alternative treatments, including chiropractic adjustments and massage services, can help.

Healthy Spine Habits For Kids

As a chiropractor for both adults and children, we feel it’s important to educate both our patients and their parents on healthy spine habits. We want you to be aware and proactive in developing healthy habits from a young age.

Let us help you avoid spine problems as you get older as well as providing relief and preventing any current issues from worsening.

Best Backpack Practices

Choose a backpack with two straps that are well padded. Avoid “messenger bag” style bags. Tighten the straps on the backpack so that it fits snug to their body. You want it to lay in the middle of their back, supported by both straps.

Be sure to clean backpacks out frequently. Only carry needed items in bags to eliminate any extra, unnecessary weight.

Proper Posture Prevents Problems

Help your child practice proper posture with their backs straight, shoulders squared, chin up, chest out, and stomach in. Help them work to fix slouching habits as soon as possible. Remind them that it is important to sit with both feet on the ground and their backs held straight. Posture is especially important when sitting for long periods, such as when sitting in class.

Less Smartphone, More Smart Habits

Remind your child to raise their phone or tablet to eye level rather than looking down at it. Staring down at electronic devices frequently is very hard on growing spines. Encourage simple stretching exercises between classes, or anytime they sit for an extended period. We can offer suggestions appropriate for your child.

Don’t Wait To Address That Extra Weight

Help your child achieve a healthy weight. Encourage physical activity to maintain health and build muscle, which helps support their spine. Family activities are a great way to encourage physical activity and get everyone moving while spending time together.

Regular Chiropractic Care For The Whole Family

Even with lifestyle adjustments, your child’s back can still become misaligned. Bring them in for regular chiropractic visits with our family chiropractor to catch, treat, and avoid future problems.

We offer a whole-body approach that includes massage therapy and nutritional services for the overall health and wellness of your whole family.

A Whole-Body Approach For Optimal Health

Whether you’re thinking about bringing your child to see our chiropractor for child behavior issues, back pain, headaches, or just a concern and desire to keep their spine in the best condition possible, we want to support you. We will work to treat any underlying conditions your child may be experiencing rather than just masking their symptoms with medications.

Your Burien Area Family Chiropractor

Professional chiropractic treatment paired with our complementary therapies and lifestyle changes are the best way to relieve your child’s back pain and discomfort naturally. At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness, we accept most health insurance, have highly affordable rates, and offer flexible payment plans making it possible for Burien, WA families to receive the chiropractic care they need.

Contact us to schedule a visit for you or your child today.

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