You’ve heard it countless times before: stay hydrated! Water makes up over 50% of the human body, and when we aren’t properly hydrated, our bodies can suffer from side effects of dehydration including headaches, dizziness, and fainting. On top of all that, dehydration could be the source of your back pain!
As August comes to a close, excitement is in the air while students and teachers prepare for a new school year. Your to-do list probably includes getting new school supplies, new clothes, and open houses, and it is especially important to remember to take care of your health during this busy time of year. An excellent addition to your back to school routine is to care of your back with chiropractic care. Here’s why:
Because Backpacks are Heavy
Have you ever stopped to think about just how much stress a heavy backpack puts on the back? Backpacks can cause spinal misalignments, especially when they are thrown over one shoulder and excess strain is put on the back, neck, and shoulders. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate that stress and keep the spine in proper alignment, thus preventing discomfort. Be sure that in addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, backpacks are kept light and worn properly.
Because Better Health Means Increased Energy
Going back to school can seem exhausting after a fun, carefree summer. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or student, this time of year can be draining. Regular chiropractic care can boost energy levels and ensure that it is being used effectively and efficiently. When the spine is properly aligned, the central nervous system is able to work at its fullest capacity. Therefore, the body uses energy efficiently, too. Will there still be feelings of fatigue? Sure. But with proper rest and regular chiropractic adjustments, the body will be more comfortable (allowing for better rest) and functioning optimally.
Because Stress Relief is a Good Thing
Going back to school is exciting, but also stressful. Feelings of stress are more obvious for high school and college-aged kids. Loads of homework and tight schedules make for a stressful day. But even little ones can experience school-induced stress. Chiropractic care can help relieve that stress as it keeps the body relaxed. When the body is calm, it is easier for the mind to be calm. In fact, any of our patients report feeling stress relief as just another added bonus of chiropractic care.
If you would like to get you and your family off to the right start this school year, contact us to schedule a chiropractic consultation. Here at Stiles Chiropractic, we hope to bring health and wellness to your entire family for a healthier and happier school year.
Did you know that sleeping on your stomach is extremely hazardous toward your spinal health? Sleeping on your stomach cause a harsh rotation in the neck that can harm your quality of sleep! Dr. Stiles explains the best sleep position for your spine and how to achieve a great nights sleep!
Rapid advances in technology have greatly improved our lives and benefited people in countless ways, but it also produces new challenges. Learn more about text neck and how you can avoid it.
The 4th of July is just days away! Many people choose to stay home for this summer holiday, but we have plenty of patients who will be taking advantage of the long weekend to travel. If you’re leaving town this Independence Day, remember to take your healthy habits with you. Exercise, nutrition, and proper sleep are still important — yes, even on vacation. Here’s how to have a happy and healthy 4th of July while you’re away!
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it is nearly time to celebrate everything that dads do. Dads have your back, and you want to be sure you have your dad’s back this Father’s Day!
It's time for spring cleaning, which can mean lifting heavy items! Check out Dr. Stiles latest video, where she explains the proper way to lift these items so we are not hurting our backs!
As the summer season approaches, many of us are thinking about new ways to change up our workout routines. For those that haven’t tried traditional weight lifting, there are many health benefits you can enjoy. In order to achieve those muscles gains, you need to be sure you are practicing proper form and that you are taking care of your back. As with any form of exercise, if you don’t do things the right way, you could risk injuring yourself and lasting consequences. Here are our tips.
Valentine’s Day is just about here, and that means showing our loved ones how much we care with cards, candy, gifts, and flowers. All over the country, people spend millions of dollars on this day alone. But this year, we think you should make your spine your valentine, and show it a little love! Here are our tips.