How Chiropractic Can Benefit Teachers

Published August 25th, 2020 by Dr. Markson

Back to school is a stressful time of year, but especially so during a pandemic. Chiropractic care can help students get a great start to the school year, but what about teachers? Hours spent hunched over a desk while grading and lesson planning or standing while teaching can take a toll on spinal health. The teachers we treat often struggle with back pain along with stress. That’s where the chiropractors at Markson Chiropractic come in. Here’s how chiropractic care can help teachers stay pain-free and healthy all year long.

Teaching is Tough on the Spine

When you think of teaching, you probably don’t think of it as a physically demanding profession…unless you’re a teacher! Teachers get to school hours before their students and typically don’t leave until much later in the evening. They spend hours creating lesson plans, developing activities, and writing quizzes and tests. Teaching also requires a lot of standing and talking, along with the added stress of combining in-class and virtual teaching this year is a whole other issue. The emotional and physical stressors leave teaching with aching heads, aching backs, and aching bodies.

Studies show that the physical demands of teaching are numerous and musculoskeletal disorders are common among teachers. The parts of the body most impacted for teachers include the shoulders, wrists, and back but foot, knee, and leg pain is also common.

Chiropractic Care for Teachers

Studies have also found that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for the physical demands of teaching. At Markson Chiropractic, our chiropractors use gentle, effective adjustments to remove joint dysfunction and restriction so the body can function optimally and heal itself naturally. Our team can also advise on proper nutrition, stretches, and exercises that can help decrease pain and risk on injury.

Our patients report many positive effects of chiropractic including fewer headaches, better posture, improved sleep quality, improved cognitive function, and a stronger immune system. All of those reasons can greatly benefit teachers. To learn more about your local South Florida chiropractor and how it can help the teachers in your life, click here to contact us.

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