Back to school season is here and with it comes more exposure to sickness and germs. Kids in school can bring home many kinds of illnesses, causing them to miss school and you, as a parent, to miss work. You might even catch their sickness yourself, causing you to miss even more days of work. Missing too much school can cause homework to pile up and grades to fall behind. In addition, missing too much work can affect your productivity and job performance, not to mention your paycheck. But how can you prevent sickness that decreases productivity? The answer may surprise you. While washing hands and limiting exposure is always a good idea, regular chiropractic care from a Bentonville chiropractor can also minimize sick days or even prevent them altogether.
Common On-the-Job or School Complaints
Working at a desk all day at a high-stress job can lead to a multitude of health issues. It can cause back or neck pain from being hunched over a computer screen for several hours a day. Students may also experience back pain from sitting at a desk for long periods of time or even from improper use of a backpack. High stress from the pressures of school or a job can also lead to health issues such as hypertension. Even emotional stress can become a problem that leads to anxiety or depression. Thankfully, chiropractic care from Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can not only address the physical issues, but also the stress that school or work can bring. Removing spinal misalignments can restore the function of the endocrine system to decrease stress and promote overall health, leading to more productivity at work and fewer missed days of school.
Chiropractic Care Is Proactive
The root cause of illness can often be spinal subluxations. Spinal health plays an important role in overall health and wellness. The central nervous system functions at its best when the spine is in proper alignment. Spinal misalignments only lead to chaos and dysfunction as they cause nerve interference that disrupts the body’s natural ability to communicate with the brain. This can lead to decreased immune system function, making the body more susceptible to sickness. With regular visits to Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela, spinal misalignments can be removed through gentle adjustments to correct spinal alignment and restore health. Not only can this decrease sickness, but improving immune system function may even prevent sickness before it starts. This proactive form of healthcare will ensure that you can get better more quickly or avoid illness altogether so that students won’t miss many days of school and adults can perform daily at work without falling behind due to illness.
Corporate Wellness Plans Benefit Employers and Employees
Many companies are recognizing the benefits of chiropractic care for their employees. The benefits of corporate wellness plans allow employees to receive regular chiropractic care to improve overall health and quality of life. In return, employers are noticing that the number of employees taking sick days is decreasing while overall productivity and focus is increasing. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Don’t let sickness keep you down. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to experience all that chiropractic care has to offer and stay healthy all year round.
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