Teenage years are years of huge change. There are hormonal changes, growth spurts, temper tantrums, and sometimes anxiety and stress as teenagers transition from childhood to adulthood.
Stressful times in life are perfect times to include chiropractic in your life.
Chiropractors can release muscle tension, one effect of chronic stress that leads to nerve irritation and creates uneven pressures on the body’s bony structures, which can cause the spinal column to become misaligned. This, in turn, helps the body return to a more balanced, relaxed state.
Chiropractic adjustments can reduce spinal nerve irritation and stimulate certain parts of the brain which can help signal the brain to turn off the “fight or flight” response and begin the healing process.
A doctor of chiropractic can suggest nutritional supplements to help the body cope with stress.
A chiropractor can also recommend relaxation techniques and discuss posture and environmental changes to help you recover from chronic stress.
Nowadays life for teenagers is busier than ever. There are many activities and often serious sporting pursuits. With a still developing spine and a degree of muscular immaturity , injuries and mishaps are common.
If sport and after school activities are busier than ever, it is also a fact that use of computers and tablets and mobile phones are also at an all time high. These activities tend to lead to a forward head posture with rounded shoulders.
Chiropractic works on the idea that in order to be truly healthy, the spine and the central nervous system need to be functioning efficiently so that information to the rest of the body can flow freely. Poor posture, stress, prolonged sitting and use of electronic devices and injuries are all responsible for disrupting this flow of information to and from the central nervous system. Blocking this flow of information can significantly reduce the body’s ability to self heal and can increase the risk of problems carrying into adult life.