Georgetown Kids Benefit from Chiropractic & Nutritional Care

June 13, 2017

Kids and nutrition. Georgetown kids don’t think about it. Georgetown parents don’t always think about it. But Georgetown nutrition is critical in Georgetown kids’ spinal development and growth and Georgetown chiropractic care. Good nutrition also boosts good spine and bone development which your Georgetown chiropractor thinks about! Dr. Butwell shares nutrition whenever the opportunity presents itself. A good Georgetown nutritional foundation as a youth potentially leads to a healthier spinal life.


So what prevents Georgetown young people and their Georgetown parents from thinking about their nutritional status? Likely the same things that hold young adults back - belief their diet is correct, no symptomatology, and confusion over nutrient sources. (1) Dr. Butwell knows that a life experience gets notice.


When do young people consider 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 say that they had at least one episode of low back pain. (2) 17.4% of students describe cervical spine pain. 18% report low back pain. Older adolescents (24.4%) are affected more by cervical spine pain than younger ones (11.9%). Older adolescents (25.1%) suffer more lumbar spine pain than younger ones (12.4%), too. (3) More girls than boys report back pain. (4) As researchers describe, Dr. Butwell notices that Georgetown kids with spine pain have some things in common that put them at risk for Georgetown 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. These moderate and severe pain schoolchildren had higher body mass indices, waist, hip and waist-to-hip ratios. (2) Dr. Butwell assesses Georgetown back pain kids and adults to evaluate for risks and set a treatment plan to thwart them from becoming painful realities.


What is a parent to do? Care for the kids and their Georgetown spines. Check with your Georgetown chiropractic physician. Set a treatment plan that motivates them to be more active, eat more healthily, take supplements as needed, and be treated with spinal manipulation.It’s helpful!

Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic visit at Dr. Butwell today!