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Posted on 08-09-2017

Back to School: Backpacks and the Importance of Good Posture

Back to school time brings learning opportunities and the chance to meet new friends, but it can also bring back and neck problems. If back to school brings you back pain, your Marysville upper cervical chiropractor can restore your health and your good posture. We use the proven Blair upper cervical techniques to relieve pain, repair spinal misalignments and improve your range of motion, serving Lake Stevens and Snohomish County area residents.backpacks and the importance of good posture from your chiropractor in marysville

Consider What’s in that Backpack

If you’re like most students, and even instructors, teachers or professors--the answer is “everything is in there.” When attending or teaching, from elementary school through university levels, your backpack often serves as a versatile catch-all for anything you might need in your school day. You’ll throw in tablets, laptops, books, gym clothes and shoes, water bottles, lunch packs and more—with little regard to balancing your load. A too-heavy, unbalanced backpack, with little back or shoulder support, can bring serious posture problems and painful cervical misalignment. 

How Your Marysville Upper Cervical Chiropractor Can Help

If you’re experiencing pain or posture issues related to your over-filled backpack, Blair Upper Cervical offers customized chiropractic care designed to strengthen your back and reduce pain. Poor posture can be caused by over-use and over-filling of your backpack, but poor posture also perpetuates the pain you're experiencing. It's a vicious circle that can lower your quality of life as you head back to school. Here's how Blair upper cervical treatment from our chiropractor can help:

  • Decrease neck pain
  • Minimize or eliminate lower back pain
  • Relieve sciatica nerve pain
  • Help prevent headaches and migraines
  • Improve feeling in the extremities: particularly the arms and hands, but also the legs and feet
  • Help decrease fibromyalgia nerve irritation
  • Relieve multiple sclerosis symptoms
  • Help increase range of motion for arthritis patients
  • And more

Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses treatment on the most mobile, and most likely to be misaligned, spinal bones at the top of your spinal column. These two neck vertebrae support your head and its complex movements and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is responsible for sending nerve signals throughout the body, so any problem in the upper spinal bones can affect your overall health.

Contact Our Marysville Upper Cervical Chiropractor Today!

If back to school is getting you down, rather than lifting you up, it could be due to back problems that our Marysville upper cervical chiropractor can help you resolve. We’ll help you make school fun, exciting and pain free again. Contact your Blair upper cervical chiropractor for an appointment to evaluate your spinal issues. Serving Lake Stevens and Snohomish County area, we’re ready to help you. Call Health First Chiropractic in Marysville at 360-658-1987 today.

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