It Is Back to School Time! How Can Chiropractic Care Help Your Child?
Each fall, we go shopping for our children’s back to school supplies. Notebooks, pens, pencils, and backpacks are staples on the supply list but don’t forget about regular chiropractic care for your child. Treatment by a licensed chiropractor throughout the year can alleviate or even eliminate some common back to school ailments.
Backpack + Heavy Textbooks = Back Pain
This is an equation that no one wants to see. Heavy backpacks can quickly lead to back pain and strain. Backpacks work best when students wear them squarely on their backs with both arms through the straps to evenly distribute weight. Tightening the straps to keep the pack close to the body will also help to appropriately distribute weight. Encourage your student to stash unneeded books and materials in his or her locker between classes to lighten the load. In the event that your child experiences back pain due to a heavy backpack, contact our office. Routine chiropractic adjustments can prevent injury and alleviate symptoms of pain.
Sports Injuries Heal Faster With Chiropractic Care
Older students frequently suffer sports-related injuries on the field or in the training room. No athlete wants to miss out on their season due to pain or muscle strain. The most common complaints involved muscles, tendons, and ligaments that have become strained through repetitive use or overuse. If a soft tissue tear or a bone fracture has been ruled out, our chiropractors can help your child get back on the field and back to the sport he or she loves in record time with joint manipulation.
Chiropractic Care for Common Childhood Issues
Each day in our Nashua, NH clinic, Drs. Sullivan and Terry treat a host of common childhood problems such as growth or attention-related issues. If you are concerned about your child’s health, give us a call at (603) 882-5742 to set up a consultation during our convenient after school hours serving the Nashua, Hollis, Brookline, and Pepperell areas.