School Pain the Chiropractor Can Help
By Brandi Goodman
Many students get a holiday break near the end of December lasting into January. This time away from school can be great for a brain break and restoring mental health. It can also help many avoid the pain that stems from school. With school back in session in early January, it's important to learn about the ways in which a chiropractor can help school pain so you can avoid it once class resumes.
Backpack Back Pain
Your backpack can be the culprit of your pain. Either you're wearing it wrong or carrying such a heavy load that it's weighing on you far too much. See your chiropractor to ease the back pain associated with backpacks. He may also provide some helpful tips for how to avoid this discomfort in the future. Wearing both straps on your back is a good start. You should also keep your bag as light as possible.
Tension From Stress
Stress is common at all times in life -- including the school years. You want to fit in. You need to complete your work. You may have homework piled up each night. It's all a lot to handle. This stress can cause serious tension in your neck, shoulders, and back. See the chiropractor to help ease this tension and get some stress relief tips. Taking regular breaks during your homework sessions can help you not feel so overwhelmed. It's also wise to talk to your teacher if you feel things are too much and see what can be done.
Most students sit at an uncomfortable desk or chair for many hours of the day. Desk discomfort is a common complaint among kids. Sitting for too long in one spot is already a serious concern for your spine. Add to it a hard seat with no lumbar support and you're in for even more back trouble. See your chiropractor to ease your lower back pain and see what they suggest. Sticking a sweatshirt behind you while you sit may be an easy option if you can't bring a lumbar pillow along.
Heavy backpacks, significant stress, and uncomfortable desks are all common sources of back pain at school. No matter which version you're feeling -- or if you've suffered from them all -- a chiropractor can help restore your body to its former feeling and help ease the discomfort. Visit The Joint Chiropractic before school starts back up or immediately after to help get relief and better prepare you for the remainder of the school year.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.