Back to School
Today marks the beginning of the second week of school for many children in the school districts around our office. For some, their first day is actually today! With all the busyness that comes with being back in classes and the after school activities, it can be hard to maintain getting regular adjustments for your children and teens. But Doctor Becerra recommends that students still make it in to the office at least once a month, for many reasons!
After the summer, it can be hard to adjust getting back to school. Suddenly, eight hours of the day is taken up by sitting at desks and bending over work to be done. If students don’t practice regular stretching and good posture in their seats, this static position can put stress on their backs and necks. Just like parents at their jobs, students can experience headaches, pain, and muscle spasms. Regular adjustments can keep them from suffering as they do school work.
Did you know that regular adjustments can also help boost the immune system? By ensuring that all of the nerves are properly functioning with an adjustment, the body is able to fight off illness more easily. With so many students in one location, it can easily become a place where sickness spreads rapidly. Adjustments won’t prevent becoming sick, per se, but it can reduce your chances.
While students may be active while they’re out of school, the return of sports programs like football, soccer, and volleyball can add additional strain to the body. Especially in contact sports, there are always chances that a fall or hit could cause a minor subluxation, or misalignment, in the vertebrae.
So as your students are returning to school this week, or in the next few weeks, remember that it’s never a bad idea to get them checked out every few weeks!