The College Years and Chiropractic
By Brandi Goodman
Starting college is an exciting time for many students. It can also be quite scary. You have so many new responsibilities as you take on life on your own for the first time. This can all be quite stressful and lead to tension in the body. For this reason and others you should start your college career in the chiropractor's office.
If you're living in a dorm, you're going to be sleeping on a new bed that your body isn't used to. This, paired with a strange, new place, can make it difficult to sleep. Chiropractic care supports sleep. It can help to relax both your mind and body and make it easier to drift off at night. You may also receive some guidance on how to get better rest, such as sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees or buying a chiropractic pillow that supports the neck.
The stress of school can bring about a lot of tension in the body. You may be stressed about classes, being on your own, trying to fit in a social life while studying, and more. All this tension can lead to some serious pain in your neck, shoulders, and back. Chiropractic works to release this tension and help de-stress your mind and body. It can make getting through your school days more manageable.
Sitting slouched in front of a desk -- or worse, a bed -- for hours while you're studying can lead to poor posture. Pain will set in quickly if you continue in this manner night after night. Chiropractic can help to straighten your spine and improve your posture so you no longer find yourself slouching while you work. You'll be more mindful of how you're sitting and can keep yourself in a more worthwhile position. This can prolong your studying time since you won't be aching and ready to be done.
Chiropractic does more than just help pain and tension. It can actually work to boost your concentration levels and memory. With joint restrictions, or subluxations, corrected, your central nervous system is operating to the best of its ability. Connections can be made promptly with no interference, allowing you to think more clearly and concentrate better.
Before you start college -- or once classes have been underway and you're feeling overwhelmed -- seek chiropractic. Care from a chiropractor can offer relief in many areas, including stress. Continue receiving routine care throughout all the years you're there and see how the college years can be made better with chiropractic from The Joint Chiropractic.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.