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Chiropractic Care for Online Students

By Paul Rothbart

We truly live in an age of information. With the internet and computers, a tremendous flow of data is always available, even at home. Thanks to this technology, it is possible to earn a degree from the comfort of your own home. Thousands of college students attend virtual classes at one of the many online universities. It's very convenient. You set your own schedule and can take classes while working full-time. You don't have to lug heavy books all over a physical campus, so no extra strain on your body, right? Not necessarily. There are physical problems that can develop sitting at a computer. Chiropractic care may benefit online students in several ways.

Back Pain

Virtual books weigh nothing but online students are still subject to back pain. Sitting in a chair reading, studying, writing papers, and taking tests can be hard on the spine. With their focus completely on the screen, it's very easy for a student to slip into positions of poor posture, leaning forward or slouching. This puts an unnatural curve in the spine that can cause compressions or subluxations. These problems can be painful and also put pressure on the spinal cord causing pain, numbness, or tingling in other parts of the body. Regular chiropractic care can correct back problems before they get serious, relieving pain.

Neck Pain

Taking online classes means lots of time looking at screens. Whether desktop, laptop, or tablet, your neck remains in one position for long periods. Just as with your back, the portion of the spinal column in your neck can suffer subluxations and compressions. In addition to neck pain, these problems can cause tension headaches, making it difficult to concentrate. A chiropractor can also make adjustments to the neck, relieving pain and preventing headaches.


Good sleep is always important and especially to perform at your best in the virtual classroom. It can be difficult to get to sleep with so much on your mind. You may be anxious about a paper that is due in a few days or wondering about the last test you took. Many chiropractic patients find that they sleep better when receiving regular treatments. A properly adjusted spine helps you to relax more easily and fall asleep faster.

Current technology has brought the college campus into people's homes. Earning a degree is now much more convenient. But despite being at home, the body can still experience strain and pain. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that seeing a chiropractor gives you the edge to stay at the top of the class.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Meridian, Idaho

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