As you and your family get adjusted to the new season and new school year, it is important to prioritize your overall wellness and take the proper steps to maintain your health. Chiropractic care can help in numerous ways, for all ages, as a preventative measure and form of treatment.
STRESS & MENTAL HEALTH
Back to school season upon up us, and it can be stressful for children, teens, college students, and parents alike. Schoolwork and exams are challenging and can drastically increase stress levels. Chiropractic care is one of the natural methods used to help reduce stress. The mind and body approach helps to ensure that your whole body is functioning properly. By reducing stress, the body is able to be more relaxed, calm, and focused. By improving the health of the nervous system, your body is also better able to regulate conditions like anxiety or depression. Research shows that regular chiropractic care can improve mental health, increase energy levels, and boost your immune system. Especially during a time when immunity is so important, additional steps should be taken to keep your family healthy.
Getting to sleep can sometimes be difficult, especially when in pain. Chiropractic care can alleviate these symptoms and help improve the quality of your sleep. Not getting enough solid rest affects your body negatively in so many ways. Without proper sleep, concentration on the job and in class is much more difficult. Chiropractic adjustments also contribute to increased blood flow and feelings of calmness and relaxation. Creating a nighttime routine, being conscious of sleep positions, and even the type of pillow you are using are important topics to discuss with your chiropractor.
Daily life can be a contributing factor to increased back pain, even without experiencing any trauma or accidents. Strain from playing sports and physical activities or pain caused by sitting at a desk for too long can be the culprit. Overuse, strain, and stress can cause back muscles to tighten and lose flexibility over time. Heavy lifting at your job and carrying around those heavy textbooks are also important to be cautious of. Lifting with your legs and carrying large loads in a sturdy backpack that evenly distributes the weight is important. If your student does experience back pain or has pre existing conditions, work with your school to ask if having a set of textbooks in the classroom and at home are an option to limit carrying time. Any course taken to protect the longevity of your spine health is important.
Seeing your chiropractor regularly for checkups and realignment can help ensure that you keep your back healthy, all school year long. At Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center, we treat your whole body, not just the symptoms from a targeted area. Our care is specialized to your needs and can include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, physical therapy, and massage. Specialists even give you exercises to help speed up recovery at home. All of these components work together to improve your overall body function for faster healing and increased range of motion.