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Back to School Life: 3 Tips to Prevent Pain

By Virginia Laird

With the start of school nearing, it is important to begin compiling a list of all the needs of your student to make a successful school year. There are a few things to begin considering before shipping your student off for the first day of school. After a summer of comfort and ease, it is predictable that many students may go back only to quickly suffer from the aches and pains that school can cause. Think of the heavy backpack, for instance. This can take its toll quickly on the student's back. Another thing that can wreak havoc is the discomfort of sitting at a desk all day. There are a few things that can be done at home to make sure pain does not overwhelm your student.

Start Each Day By Getting Enough Sleep

An important part of preventing back pain includes sleep. Making certain students gets enough sleep can be a difficult task. With homework, chores, afterschool activities, and much more, enough sleep can be hard to come by. Many people would be surprised at the suggested number of hours recommended by the sleep foundation. Chiropractors suggest patients put every effort into making sleep a priority. As the body sleeps, it has the opportunity to repair itself and build energy. This can be helpful in preventing pain and injury.

Backpacks are Required

Chiropractors suggest another way to help prevent back pain for the student is to make certain he or she has a good backpack. Although as some students get older, they may try to do without, the weight of the books that must be carried can put a strain on the body. Backpacks can help prevent a student from carrying the load in a way that impedes the natural posture, stride, etc.

Chiropractic Visits are Necessary

Routine visits to the chiropractor are a necessary addition to life. Chiropractors can help prevent back pain by helping the spine support function. As the back is stressed by carrying the heavy load of a backpack or bag, the spine can shift, causing pain. Using simple adjustments, your chiropractor can play an important role in pain prevention. Chiropractors suggest that carrying heavy loads for extended periods of time can cause permanent damage.

To get your student started on his or her personalized pain prevention plan, visit The Joint Chiropractic in your local community.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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