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Correcting Children’s Seated Computer Posture in West Omaha, NE

By November 12, 2023January 8th, 2024No Comments

Correcting Our Child’s Seated Computer Posture | Pediatric Chiropractor in West Omaha, NE

Hey there, Dr. Jeremiah Samples from Family First Chiropractic. I’m here today to talk to you about how chiropractic care helps in correcting children’s seated computer posture.

Proper Posture for Our Kids

Okay, according to a study published by the BioMed Central Public Health Journal, children during the school year can spend more than 46 hours a week in a seated or sedentary posture, more than a full time job! What this does is it’s endangering stress to the upper thoracic and cervical spine compromising these discs and the nerves that flow between them. This repeated posture also weakens the abdominals and compromises the muscles of the low back. As you can see here, from my daughter’s lovely posture, by pushing forward she strains the shoulders the neck strains and the head. This causes increased fatigue, and over time soreness and possibly pain. So instead of being so forward, what we’ll need to do is find a way to elevate this laptop or tablet. However, as you can see, still leaning forward, still reaching forward. So the next step we would want to do is place books underneath, bringing up a few more inches now. We want our head and neck on a level environment where our head is above the shoulders and hips. This will not only aid in letting her work longer with her homework, but also it’ll take away that pressure that she’s receiving.

If you have more questions about what to do with your child and their computer posture, please, reach out to our office!

Family First Chiropractic

It’s different here. That is something we hear often at Family First Chiropractic, and we take pride in the fact that we are different from many chiropractic offices you may have been in. That certainly doesn’t mean we are the right fit for everyone, but here at Family First Chiropractic, we make an effort to help you know if we are the right fit for you.

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