How to Prevent Spinal Problems in Childhood

Spend many hours in front of the computer and carry bag for only one of the handles can bring big problems for the small column. To avoid inconvenience, it is essential to observe the size of the child and guide it to fix


Is the steep curving of the spine in the lumbar region. Increased lordosis means that the final part of the column is very arched. When observed from side, passes the prancing hip print. Postural defects can explain this problem or be a compensation of the trunk associated with hyperkyphosis. Often, these deformities are associated. The treatment involves physical therapy to strengthen the abdominal muscles. Rare cases can occur because slippage of vertebrae, so the assessment and conduct the orthopedic surgeon before it is important.


Is the curving column in the thoracic region, the curved back posture. The shoulders and head are thrown forward leading to impression of hunchback. It is caused by bad posture and often there are psychological factors involved, as in the introverted children that keep your head down, play the trunk and shoulders forward and pectoral muscle CONTRACTURE. the treatment is performed on the basis of postural therapy to correct the deformity specific contractures. Teenagers are more frequent in group practices.

Lateral deviation of the spine with curve above 10. Can be caused by postural complications outside the column, but that reflected her, or structured, which occurs by changes in his own column. Most of the cases, however, has an unknown origin, called idiopathic scoliosis, so there’s no forms of prevention. The largest is in female adolescents, but nobody knows the exact cause of this incidence. The detection of scoliosis should be done at home or at school, through the minute test. The most appropriate treatment is the use of life vests associated with physical therapy and, in more severe cases, corrective surgery.

And the scholarship?

The scholarship, classical villain of back problems, must be under constant supervision of those responsible. It must always be charged by both handles because transporting material by just one of them creates an uneven load to the body. The weight of the backpack should be no more than 10% of the weight of the child and its handles must be short — otherwise, the bag is low at the beginning of the back, and tends to cause hyperlordosis. Another good measure is to teach the student to put it down or kneeling. Pull the bag off the floor and throw her in the back, as is common for kids to do, can damage the column. “The backpacks with wheels are a good option, since the child is not oriented twist much the body while on the move. Incorrect use of the bags can overwhelm the lumbar and bring an irreversible degeneration of the discs, “says physical therapist Ricardo Luiz Carneiro.

Although doctors and physiotherapists do not reach an agreement on the grants they are causal factor, they agree that, if there is a problem in his back, he will be worsened quickly. “The excessive weight on the bone in cartilaginous part, characteristic of the growing skeleton, can assist in the development of the deformity, especially if we consider the postural dysfunction that accompanies these kids. All common sense and preventive measures with regard to the use of excessively heavy backpacks are not valid, “explains the orthopedic surgeon Robert Meves, head of the Group Pavilion” Fernandinho Simonsen “, in São Paulo.