Teenagers have reached a point in their lives where they have become more responsible for taking care of themselves and their wellness. But wellness is more than “feeling ok”. It’s actually pursuing a well-being of the physical and emotional body.
During the teenage years the body experiences its last stages of growth. It’s just as important for teens to take care of their spines as it is adults. The spine houses and protects the never system. Taking care of the nervous system also means protecting the immune, hormonal, respiratory and digestive systems.
Many teenagers experience disruptions of the nervous system by simply sitting too long, watching TV, working on a computer, using cell phones, playing video games, etc. These activities are keeping them sedentary and exemplifying bad posture. The spinal bones begin to lose their normal position or ability to move, causing interference with the nervous system which can lead to headaches, back and neck pain, mood swings, menstrual cycle issues and skin conditions.
Don’t worry; we’re here for you and your family! Chiropractic care has been known to improve the quality of life for many teenagers. This includes, but is not limited to: better posture, improved study habits, more energy, and all overall sense of emotional well-being.
*For more information about teenagers & chiropractic check out icpa4kids.org
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