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Chiropractic Care for the Year at College

By Donna Stark

Well, here you are. Out of your parent's home and back at college. Unfortunately, though, that may mean those bad habits you left in the dorm last semester are back too! You know what habits I am talking about, right? The ones that have you hunching your shoulders over your laptop while sitting in bed, carrying the heavy backpack on one side of your body while walking across campus, and allowing the stress of school to invade both your days and nights until it is time for the next break to come by. If anyone needs a chiropractor, it's you! Here are a couple of reasons why you should make your way to The Joint Chiropractic as soon as you can.

Chiropractic Care for Poor Posture

You know what to expect now that you are back at school, so this time around, why don't you take the proper steps to reduce your risk of back pain? Get off your bed and do your work at your desk. Invest in an ergonomic chair that offers plenty of back support, make sure your electronic devices are positioned at eye level, and get adjusted. The adjustments your chiropractor provides will correct any alignment issues, improve your posture, and alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Chiropractic Care for Heavy Backpacks

Sure, walking across your beautiful campus may be a treat, but if you are carrying a heavy backpack, your spine may think otherwise. Carrying a heavy bag on one side of your body can wreak havoc on your back, neck, shoulders, hips, and knees. You can make things better for your body by lightening your load, wearing a backpack on both shoulders, or switching your shoulders often. It also helps to see your local chiropractor for regular adjustments. This will help relieve tension and bring balance back to your body.

Chiropractic Care for Stress

There are a lot of things to gain from your college experience, but additional stress shouldn't be one of them! Excess stress can lead to a variety of medical conditions (some very serious!) and may make your semester harder than it needs to be. Fortunately, there is chiropractic care though. Routine chiropractic care has been shown to reduce both physical and mental stress in the body. Your chiropractor will also provide plenty of advice on how to manage your daily stress better.

Off to a Great Start With Chiropractic Care

Start this year off on the right foot by getting settled into school and establishing regular chiropractic visits with your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as you can. It will definitely make a difference with how well the year goes!

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

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