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Chiropractic Care Can Help Online Students

By Paul Rothbart

With the available technology, studying online has become a popular and effective education option. People who don't have the time or resources to attend an actual college, are earning undergraduate and higher degrees from the comfort of their own homes. They are also able to set their own schedules which is very helpful to those who work full-time. Although online learning does not involve lugging heavy books around campus, there are still potential health issues that can occur. Many of these can be helped by regular chiropractic visits. Here are some of the problems that are possible.

Back and Neck Strain

Online learners spend more time sitting in front of computers than their live-learning counterparts. Long periods in a chair, hunched over a screen are going to take a toll on the back and neck. Elbows and wrists are affected by typing. Pain and fatigue occur in these body parts and the student may even experience a subluxation. A licensed chiropractor will examine the whole body and find the source of any pain. Gentle adjustments can then be made to alleviate the problem and relieve the pain. Regular chiropractic care may help you have the stamina to continue to your degree.


Even online, taking tests, writing papers, and hours of studying can be very stressful and cause considerable anxiety. This can adversely affect memory and cognitive function, both essential to learning. Stress can also cause tension headaches, making it nearly impossible to do school work. Many chiropractic patients find that treatments help them manage stress and improve their mental functioning. Some also find that chiropractic care relieves headaches. It is not a replacement for diligent work, but seeing a chiropractor might help your ability to study. It is worth considering.


You are going to have a lot of trouble accomplishing anything if you don't sleep well. Memory, brain function, and stamina are all adversely affected by poor sleep. Physical health is also reliant upon getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis. As the mind and body are linked, physical illness is going to hurt mental performance. Many people find that regular chiropractic visits relieve aches and pains, helping them relax. They fall asleep more easily and sleep soundly. 

Online learning is every bit as challenging as studying traditionally. It can cause strain on the mind and body. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is needed. Regular visits may make your journey to higher education just a bit easier. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Birmingham, Ala.

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