Being a child has enough challenges without adding poor posture and potential aches and pain to the list. At HealthSource of Stillwater, we take back pack safety seriously as part of our total Wellness approach to an active lifestyle.
We encourage you to bring in your children with their backpacks loaded for a normal day of school. Your HealthSource Chiropractor will take a look and see if it is a safe weight and design. If the backpack is too heavy, then your child will lean forward to compensate, which may lead to shoulder, neck, and back pain.
They will also consult with your child on the proper wearing of the backpack. Most children sling their backpack over one shoulder because it looks “cool!” However, they don’t realize they are compensating for the weight on one side by leaning and that may cause lower and upper back pain and put strain on their shoulders and neck.
So please make an appointment for your children with your HealthSource Chiropractor. This is a no cost community service that we provide to all kids.
Call (651) 964-2184 or click to schedule your HealthSource of Stillwater appointment today!
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
Stillwater Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system, and
for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Stillwater chiropractors also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. Stillwater chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many Stillwater chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. Most who seek Stillwater chiropractic care do so for low back pain.
Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues.
White Bear Lake Chiropractor
HealthSource of Stillwater
1290 Frontage Rd W Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 964-2184