Chiropractic Tips for Teachers
By Sara Butler
School is back in session and for many teachers that means hours standing as you teach combined with hours hunched over a desk, grading papers. It’s no wonder that back pain is something that strikes many teachers -- and those teachers have reached out to The Joint Chiropractic for help.
Chiropractic care can assist teachers in staying healthy and pain-free all year long, helping them to be more effective in the classroom. Here are some back pain tips for teachers from the chiropractors at The Joint.
Teaching is Tough
Teaching is a physically demanding profession. Teachers often get to school early in the morning and don’t leave until later in the evening, long after the last student has left the building. They spend hours creating teaching plans, tests, activities, and quizzes and can teach many classes throughout the day. Teaching also involves a lot of standing and talking. Those things combined with the stress and physical demands of the job leave many teachers with aching backs and feet. But the chiropractor is here to help!
The Health Impact
Studies have found that the physical demands on teachers are numerous and musculoskeletal disorders are common. The areas of the body most commonly impacted for teachers are the back, wrists, and shoulders, but pain in the feet, legs, knees, and neck are common as well.
How Chiropractic Helps
Many studies have also shown chiropractic to be an effective way to combat the physical demands of teaching. Hands-on chiropractic treatments help to remove joint dysfunction and restriction so that the body can function optimally and heal properly as it needs to. Chiropractors can also advise patients on how to eat properly, exercise, stretch, and move throughout the day to decrease chances of injury and pain. They can even recommend the right kind of supportive footwear for the job.
Many people report improved cognitive function, improved sleep quality, better posture, fewer headaches, and a stronger immune system as a result of the chiropractic care they receive -- which is important for teachers.
If you’re a teacher, then let chiropractic care at The Joint help you to be the best teacher you can be. Stop by for an assessment today and see how you and your class can flourish with the help of chiropractic care!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.