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Chiropractors to speak on importance of spinal health
TOTAL Lifestyle Chiropractic chief executive, chiropractor and researcher Dr Angela Todd has spent the past six years studying and publishing papers on chiropractic care as it relates to children.
As part of Spinal Health Week 2017 from May 22–28, she is raising awareness of the effect of spinal dysfunction in children and adolescents and how this may be associated with longer term or chronic discomfort in adulthood.
Dr Todd has drawn conclusions from her work of the past several years, based on various studies.
A 2013 study published in the journal of BMC Paediatrics discussed how low back discomfort was common in children and adolescents and the authors of the paper reported it was becoming a public health concern.
While earlier this year, a three-year Danish study of more than 1000 children aged between eight and 15 years of age concluded that while most of the children had only one episode of spinal discomfort lasting for up to a week, at least one quarter of the whole group had discomfort lasting longer than four to five weeks, and up to four episodes a year.
The authors of this paper also discussed the potential health problems in relation to the use of painkiller medication in children with long-term problems and how other authors had also found an association between low back dysfunction in adolescence and low back dysfunction into adulthood.
Chiropractors are suitably placed to check the function of your child’s spine and as they grow and develop throughout life.
Chiropractors undertake a five-year university qualification and, as registered health professionals, use a variety of age-appropriate spinal corrections, give advice on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes and, where needed, will refer you to other healthcare providers to assist with your care.
Spinal Health Week serves as a reminder to us all that as well as looking after our teeth throughout our life, we also need to look after our spine.
Our spine houses and protects a critical part of our nervous system, the system that controls the function of every organ, tissue and cell in our bodies. It makes sense to have our spines functioning as well as possible.
TLC Chiropractors in Airlie Beach and Proserpine are coming together during Spinal Health Week to offer a complimentary public health talk on the importance of spinal health and will offer on-the-spot spinal health checks to assess the general health of your spine and determine if you might benefit from chiropractic care.
Join them on Saturday, June 3, at 12.30pm at TLC Airlie Beach on Begley St for a complimentary lunch with a presentation to follow at 1pm.
Phone 4946 7111 to reserve your seat today. Spaces are limited.
IN SHAPE: Chiropractors Dr Adrian Knight DC, Dr Brett Smith DC and Dr Justin Portelli offer high-quality service to all their patients.