Relieving Back to School Pain
School is back in session. Bright minds are being educated, fall sports are getting ready to start, and calendars are filled with homework and events. Unfortunately, going back to school also means an increase in shoulder, neck, and back pain. That pain can make school days intolerable and make it difficult for your child to focus. Learn how to prevent and address these back to school pains with this guide from our team at Total Body Healthcare.
Be Careful With Backpacks
Carrying around backpacks is one of the leading causes of shoulder, neck, and back pain for kids. Often, these backpacks are a bit too heavy, which means there is more pressure on their back than there should be. You can’t necessarily do too much about your child having a lot of homework. However, you can teach them to only carry around the necessities. Also, take care in choosing a backpack to make sure it fits properly and keep the straps tightened so it’s not hanging too loosely.
Don’t Ignore Playground Falls
Children are always falling during play – it’s normal. In many cases, a fall will not be an issue. In some cases, though, it could cause spinal misalignment or other injuries that your child doesn’t even notice. If they happen to take a spill during play, a visit to our chiropractor can help ensure there is nothing serious going on.
Teach Your Child to Stretch
Sitting at a desk for hours at a time is no good for anyone. Teach your child a few simple stretches that they can do between classes and during breaks to limit their chance of neck, shoulder, and back pain. You should also consider making stretching a home activity. Stretching together or as a family before bedtime can not only relieve a build-up of tension but also help create healthy habits. It's also a great way for everyone to let go of some of the stress from the day.
Visit Our Chiropractor
Regular chiropractic visits can help prevent, reduce, and eliminate pain for your child. Through gentle adjustments, therapeutic exercise, and therapeutic massage, they will not only feel better but enjoy a healthier musculoskeletal system altogether. This can set an incredible foundation for the rest of their life.
Get Rid of Back to School Pain in Hermitage, TN
Whether you are getting ready for school to start or it’s already begun, we are passionate about helping your child get and remain pain-free. Schedule an appointment with our team at Total Body Healthcare by calling our team today at (615) 678-8745 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.