Starting university can wreak havoc on a students health and stress levels
Now that the thrill of “Freshers Week” is over and students have settled into a regular pattern of university life, reality has set in! Leaving home to start your studies can involve some stressful challenges, from balancing a budget to managing work and study commitments.
Consumer research (2017) by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that 37% of 16-24 year olds have struggled with back or neck pain in the past.
Our Chiropractor, Stuart Bennett says: “The pressures of assignments and studies mean that a lot of time can be spent behind a desk and whilst stress doesn’t cause back and neck pain it can exacerbate the symptoms, so it’s important that students take steps to ensure this doesn’t affect their work. Simple actions such as taking regular breaks, drinking water and doing exercise can help prevent these symptoms and keep you focused. “
We at Durham Family Chiropractic have helped many of our students and this is what Megan has to to say:
Exams and writing my dissertation, totally stressed me out and I was constantly suffering with tightness in the shoulders and headaches. Thanks to regular adjustments from my chiropractor and a healthy lifestyle, I kept my head clear and survived my studies in one piece!”