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Give Your Kids the Gift of a Healthy Spine

The health of a child’s spine needs to be taken very seriously. A healthy spine will decrease their chance of injury, improve their posture, improve their overall health and help to avoid spinal problems such as scoliosis. in fact, studies have shown that children who receive regular chiropractic care are less frequently sick, are able to concentrate better and are generally healthier. As parents, this is what we want for our kids, right?

Here are three things that you can do today to help improve your child’s spinal health:

  • Regular chiropractic care. Just as children need good hygiene, dental care and sound nutrition, they also need regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care will help to restore and maintain normal spinal function, allowing a child’s body to develop optimally.
  • Limit backpack weight. One common source of spinal injury for children is their heavy backpacks. Limit the weight of their backpacks to 10% - 15% of their body weight. For example: A child weighing 50 lbs. should carry no more than 7.5 lbs, and a child weighing 80 lbs. should carry no more than 12 lbs. If children carry more than this, they have an increased risk of injuring themselves.
  • Keep kids active. There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in this country as more and more children spend their day in front of the television and playing computer games. This not only increases their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease early in life, it is also very stressfull on the spine. More and more children suffer from back pain and headaches simply because they don’t get enough exercise.

Every child is different and has unique needs. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained in evaluating and treating the spines of all ages. Give your kids the gift of a healthy spine by getting them regular chiropractic care.

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Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic

Monday:

9:00am-1:00pm

3:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am-1:00pm

3:00pm-7:00pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

9:00am-12:00pm

*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*

*Every other Saturday*

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I was amazed to find that the cause of my dizziness was caused by such a small and overlooked part of my spine. I had visited numerous doctors in the past with all of the test results coming back saying I was suffering from anxiety attacks. There was a feeling inside of me which was telling me that this was not really the cause. It must have been divine intervention which brought me to your web page and the solution to my problem. I would like to thank you for all you have done for me. It's amazing to think such a small and painless adjustment could help me feel better. While I know this is an ongoing process, I felt it important to let you know how much you have really helped. I look forward to the continued improvement in my health."
    -W.B.