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Schoolchildren Suffer Musculoskeletal Pain Too

Danish researchers have determined that a staggering 70% of 8-16 year olds suffer from one or more pains in the spine and/or extremities lasting at least one week.  This data was collected over three school years. Now that children are getting back to learning and many are doing so remotely due to Covid, these musculoskeletal pains are likely to be even more prominent.  Extended sitting, increased electronics use, and a reduction in physical activity levels is sure to increase the already high degree of schoolchildren's musculoskeletal pains.  Encourage your children to take frequency breaks from extended sitting positions, every 20-30 minutes.  Ensure they're participating in daily physical activity whenever possible.  Limit the use of electronics.  And, if your child does suffer from musculoskeletal pain - in the neck, back or extremities - be sure to seek immediate help.  Chiropractic care is not only effective in adults suffering from musculoskeletal pain, it is similarly effective for all ages, including children and teenagers.  Please don't let your young ones suffer, we can help!

Source: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, August 4, 2020.