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Back To School: Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pains

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Multicare Health Clinic Discusses Back To School: Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pains

Preparing to head back to school is all about routine—prepping the mind and body for intensive learning. But when mulling over class schedules and fall wardrobes, don’t forget to consider the inevitable discomforts that come from carrying loaded backpacks and sitting through long study sessions, as these activities put pressure on joints and muscles, necessitating gentle care from your Sioux City chiropractor at MultiCare Health Clinic.

The Strain of Backpacks, Purses, and Shoulder Bags

Lugging books, supplies, and laptops around throughout the day can cause or contribute to chronic neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain. Even when light, the act of carrying any weight on your back or shoulders causes stress on these areas, and certain factors, like using one side of the body or carrying weight for long stretches, increase the probability of discomfort or long-term damage.

The Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Experts have long understood the dangers of sitting for long periods of time. Even with ideal posture, inactivity affects the body negatively in several ways. Not only can prolong sitting contribute to obesity and heart problems, but it can cause long-term discomfort in the neck, back and shoulders. When you consider the time spent sitting through lectures, studying for finals, and researching term papers, it’s clear that school is a nonstop exercise in coping with the body’s inactivity.

Easing Chronic Pain 

Whether regular adjustments are already part of your routine or you have never seen a chiropractor before, making health and wellbeing a priority can never happen too late. So, get a head start on back-to-school aches and pains and have our chiropractor’s skilled hands calm your achy joints and frazzled spirits.

Contact Our Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, IA Today!

Call (712) 276-4325 to schedule an appointment at MultiCare Health Clinic in Sioux City and start feeling better today.

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