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You Could Be Just A Stretch Away from Feeling Great

By Sandy Schroeder

Sometimes when we settle into a daily work mode, it is easy to ignore small twinges of neck pain, or tightness in the chest and shoulders. But your body notices, and sooner or later, it will remind you with a stronger shot of pain.

Before that happens, you might stop in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinic. The Joint’s licensed chiropractors frequently deal with painful neck and back problems that start in the workplace.

How Your Chiropractor Helps

Undoing the slouch, as you learn good posture, and reevaluating your workspace, could quickly produce results. Make sure your chair has good lumbar support and your feet are flat on the floor. Check to see the top of your monitor is at eye level, and start using easy stretching exercises to work on posture.

At the same time, when you see your chiropractor you will learn more about spinal health, as your chiropractor uses a spinal adjustment to correct any dysfunctions. Since the spine houses the fragile network of nerves that govern all of our moves, keeping it in optimal condition may help to keep us healthier.

Your spinal adjustment may provide relief for any pain that you have in the neck, back, sciatic nerve, or other joints. It may also create a sense of energy, more alertness and better sleep. Others report improved digestion, less stress and better metabolism. Wellness is unique to the individual. As you evaluate your results, you may want to use weekly 15-minute adjustments to keep the wellness going.

At the same time, you will want to keep on stretching. Here are two easy doorway stretches from Prevention.com. Repeat a few times a week to gently elongate muscles. Move slowly. Hold for 30 seconds.

Check Tightness – To see how tight your shoulders are, grip the doorframe keeping shoulders, elbows and wrists in line. Slowly walk forward to see how far you can go without strain.

Add a Lunge – Repeat the first exercise, as you lunge one leg out and move forward. Keep your neck in line with the spine. Move slowly in a gentle stretch. Switch legs and repeat.

If this good spinal health seems like a resource you could use, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and find out more. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed, and weekend and evening hours are available.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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