Back to School and the Back: Tips for Beating Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

It’s almost that time of year. The time of year that we both love and hate … back to school season. For many, this brings a bit of excitement to a new routine. For others, it brings a sadness at the end of summer. But no matter your sentiment, it’s happening nonetheless, and it’s happening fast! Before the school doors open, take a look at how you can protect your body from back to school aches and pains with these simple tips.

Splurge on the New Shoes

Everyone knows that a new school year means brand new shoes. It’s part of that back to school package. But this year, if you’re looking to protect the back, make sure that you choose wisely. Go ahead and spend the money on shoes that are supportive and comfortable. While style is important, longevity and health are even more important. Supportive shoes can protect the feet, and in the long run, this will protect the back from potential injury and excessive pain.

Buy Proper Book Bags

When you choose a backpack, you have to be smart. It’s time to look past the design, and instead look at the bag’s abilities. Is it sturdy? Supportive? Will it last? A bag that is unsupportive will cause excessive strain on the back and ultimately cause pain. When you buy a bag this year, make sure it fits snugly over both shoulders and doesn’t weigh down the body or pull it in an unnatural direction. This will help protect the back and eliminate a big source of pain for any school attendee.

Get Chiropractic Care Regularly

Another great way to protect the back is to get regular chiropractic care, and a new school year is a great time to start this practice. Chiropractors work to release restrictions in the vertebrae of the spine. Through this, health is improved and pain is eliminated. With regular care, the pain may stay away, which means a healthier life day in and day out. This practice may also bring other benefits such as improved mobility, fewer headaches, a stronger immune system, and more focus and energy, all of which can be incredibly helpful for a brand new school year.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your back-to-school routine, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. The back-to-school season is one of the busiest times of the year, but The Joint makes it easy to get care with walk-in visits that don’t require an appointment. You can also use their affordable pricing plan so that care doesn’t break the bank. Going back to school can give your health a little shock. Make sure the change is positive, beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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