An Important Message to All the Wonder Women Out There
By Sara Butler
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this little movie that was recently released about a woman created from clay and brought to life by the Gods of the Greek Pantheon? You know, just a little light romp about chemicals, weapons in war, love, and a lasso of truth. Yeah, I’m talking about Wonder Woman.
Now that I’m a mom and have many friends who are mothers, too, I can’t help but see a little bit of Wonder Woman in myself and the women around me. Not because of invisible jets or lassos (but how handy would those be?), but because a lot of women fall into something I think of as “Super Mom Syndrome.” We want to do it all – and we can, by golly! But this syndrome can lead us all down a dangerous path with some pretty severe consequences to our health. How can we take care of those that mean the most to us if we’re not functioning at our best? We can’t – and that’s exactly where chiropractic care can come in handy.
How Moms Like to Roll
A normal day for a mom goes kind of like this:
- Get up before the sun is even up, exhausted due to the roughly 923 times your kids woke you up the previous night
- Drink about a gallon of coffee
- Strap on armor to attack the day
- Make breakfast your kids will refuse to eat because “it’s gross”
- Get kids dressed for schools so they don’t look like hobos
- Pack lunches (which will also, probably, be deemed “gross”)
- Drop off the kids at school on time to avoid getting the evil eye from the front office lady
- Arrive at work on time so you don’t get the evil eye from the boss
- Work to earn money so your kids don’t look like hobos
- Fix a gross dinner
- Go to bed, only to start it all over again in the morning
It’s exhausting just to think about. As far as I’m concerned, Diana Prince has it easy.
All those busy days and early mornings can turn a Super Mom into a fatigued mom with upper back and neck tension, headaches, and fuddled thinking. Not so super, after all. It’s a perfect storm for a host of physical ailments that will eventually lead to one giant crash and burn. If you’re not caring for yourself appropriately, then you can’t care for your family appropriately – and that’s exactly why chiropractic care is so important.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Moms
Your chiropractor may not wear a cape, but they’re certainly superheroes in their own right since they come to the aid of exhausted moms everywhere! All the stress, both emotional and physical, that moms go through on a daily basis culminates in something that doctors of chiropractic call “subluxations.” These subluxations, otherwise known as joint dysfunctions or restrictions, are your nervous system’s cry for help because it’s overworked, overstressed, and not functioning at its best.
At The Joint Chiropractic, our chiropractors find the joint dysfunction and restrictions and, with your help, work to resolve them. This is often done through hands-on joint manipulation. They can help you discover where it is you’re holding your stress and how it’s impacting your overall health and well-being.
You are Essential to the Health of Your Family
As much as I love Wonder Woman, she doesn’t have anything on a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I love her, but moms often put the health and happiness of their family above their own needs, even if it’s at a detriment to their own health – all without being an immortal Amazon warrior.
All moms do a great job, but being constantly sick, stressed out, and struggling will have an impact on the whole family. As my dad used to say, “If mom’s not happy, nobody is.” He’s mostly a wise guy and happens to be spot-on with that observation.
Let your chiropractor help you to calm the storm and you achieve your best health and functioning. Stress, exhaustion, and illness are not normal, so be proactive about your health and take care of yourself by visiting The Joint Chiropractic near you today!
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