Back to School: Why School-Age Kids Should Get Adjusted



Hello back-to-school season! This can be an exciting time for children and parents alike. It’s a
time for new backpacks, fresh school supplies, and new experiences. It can also bring stress
and anxiety as kids transition from the relaxed days of summer to the structured routines of the
school year.

At Rooted Chiropractic, we believe that every child deserves a healthy start to the school year,
and one of the best ways to achieve this is through pediatric chiropractic care. Let’s explore the
importance of chiropractic adjustments for school-age children especially during this exciting yet
anxious time.

Understanding the Back-to-School Stress

The back-to-school season can be a stressful time for kids. They may experience anxiety about making new friends, meeting academic expectations, and adapting to a new schedule.

Additionally, the physical demands of school, such as carrying heavy backpacks and sitting for long periods, can put strain on their growing bodies. Chiropractic care can help alleviate some of the physical and emotional stress associated with going back to school.

Here’s how:

1. Improved Posture

Carrying a heavy backpack and sitting for extended periods can lead to poor posture, which can contribute to back and neck pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help correct posture issues and reduce discomfort.

2. Enhanced Concentration

A properly aligned spine ensures that the nervous system functions optimally. This can lead to improved concentration and focus in the classroom!

3. Stress Reduction + Improved Sleep

Chiropractic adjustments can also help to reduce stress and anxiety by reducing the interference in the nervous system. Children who feel more relaxed are better equipped to handle the challenges of the school year.

When kiddos are able to handle the back-to-school stressors well, they are more likely to have improved sleep patterns following chiropractic adjustments.

4. Boosted Immunity + Digestion

A healthy spine supports a robust immune system. As kids are exposed to various germs at school, a well-functioning immune system is crucial in helping them stay healthy.

Chiropractic adjustments boost the immune cells needed for fighting the back-to-school germs! With
reducing the interference within the nervous system, we also seem an improvement in digestion which helps reduce reflux and constipation.

5. Injury Prevention

Participating in sports and physical activities is an essential part of a child’s development.
Chiropractic care can help prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance.


Pediatric chiropractic care is safe, gentle, and specific and at Rooted Chiropractic, we have special training to work with kids. Chiropractors use specialized techniques to adjust a child’s spine, ensuring that the adjustments are appropriate for their size and developmental stage. As your child embarks on a new school year, consider including pediatric chiropractic care as a part of their back-to-school routine. It’s a proactive approach to ensure their physical and emotional well-being during this crucial time of transition. We are committed to helping your child and your entire family thrive throughout the school year and beyond!