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Find Your Relief and Put Your Toes in the Water

Reviewed by: Dr. Steven Knauf, D.C.

By Sarah Butler

Find Your Relief and Put Your Toes in the Water (Try Something New)

You may not always feel like it, but your body has an innate desire to try new things. When you try something new, it can boost your mood and energize you. Your brain will release dopamine and you’ll get that good feeling that will make you come back for more.

Of course, some people are hesitant to try new things, especially when it comes to health and wellness. There is a fear of the unknown.

For example, if you’ve never tried chiropractic care, you may wonder what it’s all about. Curiosity is natural -- but the more you find out, the more you may become intrigued to give chiropractic care a shot! After all, it’s a natural therapy. People have been using chiropractic care for a long time. Texts in Ancient China and Greece from thousands of years ago show evidence of chiropractic care and spinal adjustments being used to treat back pain and other conditions. In America, chiropractic care wasn’t created until 1895 by DD Palmer and developed further into what we know today by his son, BJ Palmer.

Ready to find out more? Let the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic help you gain a more intimate understanding of what chiropractic treatment is and how it can be used to improve your life. But it shouldn’t be the last thing you try that’s new. Not by a longshot.

What Is the Value of Trying Something New?

Trying something new, especially if it’s outside your comfort zone, can be intimidating. But there is value in trying something new that may surprise you.

When you stay curious and try something you haven’t before, there are benefits beyond new experiences. You can improve your mood, give your motivation a boost, acquire new skills, discover new talents, overcome fears you may have, become more adaptable, and work toward ultimately fulfilling your potential.

Simply being open to new things is a step in the right direction. And besides, it may give you a great story to tell. Parachuting out of a plane, wind-surfing, giving a speech -- life is meant to be lived!

What Does Chiropractic Treat Besides a Sore Back?

When most people think of regular chiropractic care, they think of back pain. The truth of the matter is that there are many benefits of chiropractic beyond treating a sore back. While it is accurate that chiropractic care is sought out by many for pain relief, that pain relief isn’t relegated to backs. Other conditions treated by chiropractors include:

  • Neck pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Knee pain

Chiropractic care can also treat muscle spasms, increase range of motion, and improve athletic performance. Many people also get regular spinal manipulations to restore proper alignment of their joints and keep their central nervous system working at its very best, free of dysfunction. The bottom line: Chiropractic is a natural treatment option for many different conditions. If you are encountering challenges and physical limitations, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?

Now that you know chiropractic care is for more than a sore back, what are the benefits of routine chiropractic care? There are many, which include:

Enhanced pain management - Finding relief from pain can be challenging, especially drug-free relief. Chiropractors help to support your body to achieve what it was made for -- to heal itself. They use spinal adjustments to address issues with the musculoskeletal system that may be the cause of the pain you are experiencing. Once joint dysfunctions are addressed, the body can function optimally and improve your overall wellness along the way.

Increased range of motion - Your joints were made to move. When they are restricted from moving in their full range, then that can lead to other issues. Chiropractors use techniques and exercises to help restore and improve the body’s range of motion to help reduce injury and encourage the body to heal.

Better balance - It’s no secret that as you get older, balance can become an issue. Chiropractic care helps to target musculoskeletal imbalances that impact stability. Through hands-on, natural techniques, they improve posture and strengthen muscles to help support proper alignment. This improves stability and balance overall, which can help reduce the risk of balance issues or falls.

Relief from migraines and headaches - Sometimes, underlying issues in the spine can be the root cause of headaches. When these issues are treated with chiropractic care, then it can have a positive impact on relief from headaches and migraines.

Better posture - Sure, your grandma always was on your case about sitting up straight, but she wasn’t saying that for nothing! Your posture can have a big impact on your overall health and wellness. Regular chiropractic care can help to improve posture by helping to alleviate symptoms that may be keeping you from proper posture.

Reduce stress - When conditions that cause pain or discomfort are treated and symptoms improve, then tension is also reduced. This can lead to an overall reduction in stress and an improvement in mental health overall. When you can move better and are in less pain, then it’s amazing how your outlook can improve. Chiropractic can help you find that.

Improved athletic performance - Athletes also greatly benefit from regular chiropractic care. Through optimizing the function of the central nervous system, joints, and biomechanics, athletes see a boost in overall performance with regular chiropractic visits. There’s a reason why so many professional sports teams keep chiropractors on staff, after all.

What Are Fun New Things to Try?

There’s no time like the present to try something new. Chiropractic care is a great place to start, but there are other new things you can add to your to-do list if you’re looking to focus on your health and wellness. You should try:

  • Signing up for a yoga class or fitness class
  • Participate in a fitness challenge
  • Keep a journal to help practice gratitude and mindfulness
  • Have a comprehensive health screening
  • Try out meditation
  • Take a cooking class or try some new healthy recipes
  • Make it a point to eat healthier
  • Take time for yourself to pursue a new hobby or just read a good book

There is so much value in trying new things. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and keep traveling on your well-worn path, but taking yourself out of your comfort zone and trying something new can give you a fresh perspective and improve the quality of your life. Go ahead and put your toes in the water.

The first step? Go to The Joint Chiropractic today!

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