With the rise of video games and computer usage among children and teens, parents continually struggle to get the kids out to play. Now, two surgeons have published a research study in the Dutch journal Medisch Contact, that documents the spinal problems, in children, that can result directly from bad posture over a prolonged period of time when using these devices. It is important for parents to be aware that real medical problems can arise. Now,they have more ammunition to help them.
Dr. Michael McKindley, in our Costa Mesa office of Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation comments on this study and reminds parents about the proper use of backpacks as the new school year approaches.