Has college life been more stressful than you thought it would be? If you feel like your classes, your responsibilities, your social obligations, and your studying is putting a huge weight on your shoulders––that pressure might not be altogether figurative. Sitting all day in classes, hunching over textbooks and laptops, even relaxing by watching videos on your phone or messaging friends, all of these put strain on your body that you may be ignoring. Chiropractic care can help alleviate some of the stress of college by relaxing your muscles and aligning your spine for optimal health. All of this is done at an affordable rate and it’s quick and convenient.
Before you come in for your chiropractic care, we suggest that you begin taking care of yourself by, well, taking care of yourself!
Get Some Sleep
It’s not that you can’t stay up all night, write a paper the hour that it’s due, go to classes, then hang out all night with your friends all over again. The average-aged college student can get away with this lifestyle for a long time. However, it does impact your college experience. It’s easy to stop taking proper care of yourself when so many other people you know are doing it too. It’s quite common for a college student to fall asleep around 4 a.m. But realize that insufficient sleep is a common cause of rising stress levels. Your grades can suffer. Your physical and mental health can suffer. Your college experience can be ruined if you don’t cover basic needs like sleep.
It is recommended that adults get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
Remember That Sitting For Too Long Is Bad For You
Sitting for long periods of time every day while in class, studying, spending hours on your phone, has been connected with a variety of different health issues. The most important thing you can do each day (after getting a decent night’s sleep) is to get up and move around every half hour or so.
If you’ve been struggling with this, chiropractic adjustments can help. The tightness in soft tissues and compression in your spinal discs are conditions that chiropractors deal with daily. Regular adjustments realign your spine, reduce pressure on discs, and help to relax tightness.
Correct Your Poor Posture
Studying and working on the computer for long periods of time can be exhausting. Worse than this, when people get tired, they tend to hunch and slouch in ways that are not good for the back and neck.
A relatively new form of bad posture is known as “text neck.” According to recent research, looking down at your phone for an extended period of time is the equivalent of putting a 60-pound weight on your neck. If your neck hurts, this could easily be the cause. Try raising your phone to eye level to help reduce neck strain.
By visiting a chiropractor, you can help correct damage to your back and neck caused by poor posture. They can also give you personalized tips on how to maintain the best possible posture to save you from unnecessary neck and back pain.
If you think chiropractic care can help make your college experience better, consider North County Pain Relief. Call (314) 731-4201 to schedule an appointment now.