College is often one of the most exciting times in a person’s life—but with all that excitement comes a surprising amount of physical stress. Sitting all day in classes, hunching over textbooks and laptops, even relaxing by watching videos on your phone or texting friends, all of these put strain on the spine that you may not be aware of. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the stress, relax the muscles and align the spine for optimal health, making it an ideal health solution for your college lifestyle.
Backpacks are invaluable in today’s world – allowing us to carry everything we need wherever we go. But as great as backpacks are, the fact is they can cause real damage if they are not carried correctly. It is possible to carry more weight than you should and to carry backpacks in ways that are not healthy. From children to the elderly, and everyone in between, everyone should know how to carry a backpack safely.
A winged scapula can be a painful and even debilitating condition if left untreated. As the name suggests, the condition is often easily spotted by the protrusion of the scapula from the back. A winged scapula can be treated, fortunately. Chiropractic care and associated therapies can help you get relief from your symptoms, and to strengthen your shoulders to avoid further discomfort.
A large portion of the patients that seek out chiropractic care are suffering from some form of back pain. While chiropractic adjustments and associated therapies can do a lot to ease back pain symptoms and aid in healing, lifestyle changes are also quite important – particularly weight loss. Excess weight puts increased pressure on the spine, especially the lower back. The more chiropractic patients can near their ideal weight, the easier it becomes to treat and often eliminate the back pain.
A recent study conducted by an associate research scientist at Columbia has found that prolonged sitting destroys your health. Sitting for long periods is associated with early death – upsetting news for the millions of Americans who spend extensive time sitting as they work and as they relax after work. Even regular exercise failed to significantly reduce the risks associated with prolonged sitting.