Chiropractic Tip: Make Balance a Priority
By Sandy Schroeder
Balance is essential in so many aspects of our lives. We balance family, work, finances and time on a daily basis. But in the daily rush, we may forget to keep our bodies equally strong and centered.
Being in a hurry, losing strength with age, or taking new medications, are just a few of the reasons people lose their balance and take falls that create life-changing repercussions. Other health problems like arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or multiple sclerosis create balance problems too.
For others, who are actively running, dancing, or enjoying sports, upping the body’s balance can make every action stronger and more effective.
Making Balance Work
Keeping balance on your radar could be as easy a visiting your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic.
As a wellness center, The Joint, may help you become stronger and more centered with its focus on the spine, which houses the delicate nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ in your body. Your chiropractor will use a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments that you may have.
When two or more of the vertebrae in your spine are not functioning together properly, you may feel pain, or simply not function as well as you could. These misalignments can lead to more miscommunications between the body and the brain.
In your first visit, your chiropractor will review your daily activities and medical history, seeking to help you without medications or surgery.
Together the two of you can put together a plan of attack that could become weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions, coupled with new balance strategies from the Harvard medical community.
Key Balance Tactics
- Stair-steppers or recumbent bikes, walking, climbing stairs and biking strengthen muscles in the lower body to improve balance.
- Loosen tight muscles with daily stretching exercises to improve posture and balance
- Yoga sessions in a class or at home, can strengthen and stretch tight muscles while individual poses sharpen balance skills.
- The basic movement of tai chi shifts the weight from one foot to another, as the trunk rotates, and the limbs are extended to help strengthen your balance.
Wherever you and your family are with balance strengths, The Joint Chiropractic may be the solution to help you maximize your efforts. Do a quick assessment of yourself, your kids, and the seniors in your family, and then stop by The Joint to get started.
The Joint simplifies the process with a private, affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance, and flexible extended hours coupled with walk-in visits.