Academic Stress Causes Pain in Teens 01/05/2016Teenagers, stress and back pain. Do those connections sound familiar? They should. They are often quoted in relation to adults, but what about teens? Teenagers experience them, too, and sometimes the academic stress exacerbates them. So Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes teenagers to the Fort Wayne chiropractic practice. The Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc may be just as relieving for teens as it is for their parents and grandparents! Not surprisingly, researchers explain that Chinese students experience a heavy burden of learning, a high level of stress and sleep deprivation which are similar to issues with chronic pain. What types of pain? 30.3% headache. 20.9% abdominal pain. 32.8% neck and shoulder pain. 41.1% low back pain. (1,2) Are Fort Wayne teens under any less stress? Not likely. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to partner with teens’ parents to help their teens manage these conditions. So here in the US, it’s well known that low back pain is reportedly the single most common cause of disability in for those 45 years of age and younger. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares this statistic all the time! Teens are younger than 45 years, and back pain can disrupt their lives as well. Keep in mind that discs start to degenerate in the second decade of life. (4,5) That’s in the teen years! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc certainly offers its gentle spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, to Fort Wayne teens with back pain and neck pain and incorporates nutrition to support disc health and prevent degeneration. Now, in addition to nutrition for the disc itself to reduce back pain in teens, a new study suggests that vitamin C may improve academic performance and be effective in managing related academic anxiety that may lead to chronic pain conditions. The study showed that anxiety levels decreased with higher levels of vitamin C, and mean heart rates in the vitamin C group were better. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc so enjoys the nutrition aspect of chiropractic care. It’s amazing what can be achieved with something so simple as a diet rich in vitamin C! So if you are the parent of a Fort Wayne teen who suffers with back pain or neck pain or stress related to school– or such a teen yourself! – know that chiropractic care may be a relieving addition to your life. So contact your Fort Wayne chiropractor or have your parent do so, and experience just how chiropractic may relieve your back as well as your stress to boot. « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."