Chiropractic Tips to Strengthen Your Every Move
By Sandy Schroeder
As you get ready to handle all of the action at home and at work in the coming months, your chiropractor can make sure you are up to the job.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has the answers you need. The Joint chiropractors help everyone from teens to seniors find answers for pain relief, wellness, and fitness.
Your chiropractor can help you evaluate your schedule to figure out what is needed to keep you at your best. Your chiropractor will evaluate your spinal health and ask about your daily routine at home and at work.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment is often the first step to correct any joint restrictions. You may feel pain relief and an overall sense of well-being. Weekly 15-minute adjustments may be the next step to keep you at your peak as you work with your chiropractor to stay strong and flexible.
What to Do First
Whatever you are doing at home or on the job, your movements travel up and down your body’s core. The core is made up of the back, side, pelvic, buttock and abdominal muscles that connect the upper and lower body. The core muscles power all of your daily activities.
At your job – Even when you are sitting, your core muscles are involved as you use your computer and handle calls. Those muscles can become stiff and sore if you slump in your chair or skip breaks.
At home – As you bring in the groceries, run the vacuum and lift toddlers, your core back muscles are working hard.
Outside moving – When you bike, run, swim, or play volleyball at the family reunion, your core muscles handle the action.
Gardening, cleaning and repair – As you lift, twist, bend, carry and reach for things, your core muscles are on duty.
Keeping the core healthy to avoid lower back pain calls for regular activities, good posture and focused core muscle exercises that are approved by your doctor and chiropractor. Harvard Health suggests a routine of core exercises like this one.
Alternating Reverse Lunge - Stand straight with your hands at your sides, feet together. Step back on your right foot and sink into a lunge, bend your knee and raise your hands in front of your chest with elbows bent. Exhale as you return to starting position. Repeat with your left leg. Repeat 3 to 5 times with 90-second rests between.
As you improve your core strength you can add more strength and flexibility exercises with your chiropractor’s help.
To get started now, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Pick an affordable healthcare plan that requires no insurance and enjoy convenient weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.