How to Get Moving With Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
This year might go down in history for a lot of things, but 2020 may also go down as the year of the couch potato. There’s been plenty of opportunity to stay at home and watch your favorite television saga from start to finish. Let’s face it, it probably has not done wonders for your body. You’re likely on your way from Infinity War Thor to Endgame Thor right now, but luckily you have something the hammer-wielding god of thunder doesn’t -- chiropractic.
Couch potatoes of America can rejoice because The Joint Chiropractic is here to help you blossom into the lovely french fries you deserve to be. Here’s how chiropractic can help you overcome the sedentary lifestyle you may be living and the benefits it can provide for movement and mobility to help you stay healthy.
The Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle
Your body was made to move. When you’re inactive and sedentary, it can have a huge impact on your health. In fact, a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to:
- Weight gain
- Weaker bones
- Loss of muscle strength
- Loss of endurance
- Reduction in metabolism
- Increased risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease
- Increased inflammation
- Reduced blood circulation
- Hormonal imbalances
You’ve probably heard that sitting is the new smoking, and it’s true: sedentary lifestyles are linked to a higher risk of premature death. The less you move, the higher the risk is to your health and wellness.
Less Movement Equals More Back Pain
Another important thing to understand is the relationship between movement and back pain. It’s been well documented that moving less leads to a higher risk of back pain. In fact, sitting too much can cause the muscles in your back to weaken and stiffen, reduce blood circulation to the structures in your spine, put more pressure on the spinal discs that can cause a herniation to occur, and put pressure on the nerves in the back that can lead to a pinched nerve.
If you’re dealing with back pain, then it may be because you’re simply not moving enough.
What You Can Do
So, how can you avoid the dangers that a sedentary lifestyle brings with it? The answer is simple: move more!
Try to incorporate simple and easy stretches into your daily routine to stretch your back, neck, arms, and legs. Set a reminder on your phone or computer to get up at least once each hour to get your blood circulating again, and put some emphasis on better posture as you move throughout your day. Slouching increases your chances of back pain.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic can help you get out of your sedentary rut in a variety of ways. First, the chiropractor can evaluate you to target joint dysfunctions that may be making it more difficult for your joints to move in their full range of motion.
Second, hands-on chiropractic adjustments that target joint dysfunctions can help improve the function of your central nervous system -- the symptom responsible for every single thing your body does. With dysfunctions removed, the central nervous system can communicate freely with every other part of your body, helping you to feel better, move better, and even sleep better, giving you more energy throughout the day.
Last, chiropractic can help to target back pain that may be keeping you on the couch. Chiropractors can target the underlying cause of your back and attack it at the source of the pain instead of simply masking it. Chiropractic care is natural and noninvasive, so you don’t have to worry about side effects or recovery, either.
Try Chiropractic for Free
Are you ready to give chiropractic a try to help you get up off that couch? Well, you’re in luck. Through the end of June 2020, The Joint Chiropractic is offering a free initial exam for new patients -- so you have no excuse not to come in and try out chiropractic care today, but especially before June 30!
*Offer valid June 1 - June 30, 2020. Offer value $39 and valid for new patients only. Restrictions apply, see clinic for details. Initial visit includes consultation, exam and adjustment. NC: IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TREATMENT, YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR MIND WITHIN THREE DAYS AND RECEIVE A REFUND. (N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-154.1). FL: THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED OR REDUCED FEE SERVICES, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. (FLA. STAT. 456.02). Subject to additional state statutes and regulations. See clinic for chiropractor(s)’ name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.
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