Teachers: 3 Tips to Avoid Back Pain
By Virginia Laird
Students are not the only one who may experience back pain as they head back to the classroom. Teachers often report having some struggle with such pain. Teaching requires individuals to spend a great deal of time on their feet. Chiropractors admit that this can add stress to the spine, cause tension to build, and lead to pain. With the first day of school in sight, now is the time to begin preparing to manage and prevent your back pain. A few things to consider as you get back in the swing of your school year include,
- Wear comfy shoes
- Invest in a set of wheels
- Visit your chiropractor
Wear Comfy Shoes
Chiropractors encourage those who will be spending hours on their feet to make it a point to wear comfy shoes. Although you may have a strong desire to wear fashionable heels, or other cute shoes, they are likely not what is best for your feet. Many chiropractors suggest keeping any heel at or below two inches to help keep pain away from the back. Still, most suggest that a tennis shoe or flat is best. Start today taking a look at your shoes to make sure you have what is needed to keep your back pain away as you get back to your classroom.
Invest in a Set of Wheels
Anyone who knows a teacher understands that, often, a load of work is taken home each night. This can be in the form of papers to be graded or books for lesson plans to be made. Either way, the load is never light. For this reason chiropractors advise that investing in a set of wheels (rolling backpack, etc.) is best to help keep the weight of the load off of your back. Trying to carry too much can lead to tugging at the spine, which can be painful. Start today using is a rolling bag to help you eliminate the strain on your back as you tote the loads of papers and books home.
Visit Your Chiropractor
There is research to support the notion that routine chiropractic care can help prevent and manage back pain. Chiropractors spend much of their time with you caring for the joints of the spine. Using adjustments, they have the ability to release tension and restriction in the back. This leads to less pain. Chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic work with you to determine a personalized pain prevention plan. Together, you can identify your needs to help establish your care plan. If you are ready to get started on your chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With more than 475 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary getting started can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from school.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.