How to Keep Reaping the Benefits of Chiropractic Care
By Sara Butler
Regular chiropractic care is important to your health. It not only helps to keep your spine aligned, it also acts as a proactive means to take control of your health and happiness. So, how can you make something this good even better? Well, here are a few practical tips you can apply to your life in order to make sure you’re really getting all you can from your chiropractic care.
Healing isn’t something that happens overnight, it’s something that takes time. Your body and your central nervous system didn’t become compromised overnight and they won’t heal that way either. You need to keep this fact in mind so that you can hold yourself to your appointments and get consistent care. A single adjustment isn’t going to turn back the clock, but following your treatment plan and going to scheduled appointments will have a big impact on your progress toward a healthier you!
Proper posture is important, that’s not just an old wives tale. Slumping over in a head forward position all day is going to take its toll and likely impede any progress you’re making with your chiropractic adjustments.
If you spend a large part of your day sitting at a desk and working you should remember the 90/90 rule. Your knees should be bent at 90 degrees when you’re sitting and your elbows should too! Also keep the monitor of your computer at eye level in order to keep you from pushing your head forward.
Hit the Water Fountain
Your body needs water to be healthy. Every part of your body, including your spine, needs water. Keeping well hydrated keeps the structures of your spine lubricated and supple, and that will help aid the adjustments your chiropractor is making. You should aim to drink about half of your body weight in ounces of water each and every day.
Feel the Burn
Exercise is an important habit to develop, not just for your overall health but for the health of your spine too. Just walking a half hour every day can make a big difference in our overall health. But, before you start a new exercise program, you should speak with your chiropractor to make sure you’re healthy enough!
These tips will aid your body in healing and also assist your chiropractor in bringing you to a place where you can experience optimal health and wellness! So, keep all these things in mind between visits to The Joint Chiropractic!