Types of posture flaws in children
Scoliosis (Photograph 4)
Curvature of the spine in a sideways direction. It is one of the most common posture flaws. It can be caused by congenital spine deformities, a deformed pelvis, limb length inequality, a lack of movement, the carrying of heavy backpacks, and an improper posture when sitting. If you notice that your child’s shoulders are uneven, waist is uneven, pointy shoulder blades or hips, or if the back is curved in an arch rather than a straight line, then you should immediately consult your family doctor, orthopaedist, or paediatrician. Children suffering from scoliosis get tired quicker, and can suffer from apnea and palpitations.
Lordosis (Photograph 3)
This condition is caused by extensive spine curvature in the cervical or lumbar curve. Lordosis is usually caused by rickets, back muscle paralysis, but also by lack of movement, dangerous spine overload, a badly profiled backpack, or an incorrect sitting position. When you look at your child’s profile and you see that the spine is concave/sunken, whereas the stomach is pushed forwards – this is the first sign of lordosis. This condition causes strong lumbar pain, prevents sudden movements such as kneeling, bending, or twisting of the torso.
Kyphosis (Photograph 2)
This is a posture flaw characterized by excessive spine curvature in the thoracic curve. It is usually caused by rickets or as a result of vertebrae squashing due to lifting heavy weights. Kyphosis can result in a round back and a hunch, so observe your children’s backs carefully. Children can suffer from strong back pain concentrated mostly in the shoulder area, arm numbness, a hunched posture, and troubles with breathing. In all of the types of faulty posture described above, early treatment can help to avoid further condition development.