What's Missing From Your Chiropractic Care?
By Sara Butler
Do you see your chiropractor for regular visits, get adjusted, and then leave feeling like a million bucks? That’s great! But the real question is what are you doing when you leave the chiropractor to keep that feeling alive? Many people are completely underestimating the importance of stress relief as a component of their overall health and ongoing chiropractic care. To achieve a lasting outcome, here are a few stress relief tips from the chiropractors at The Joint.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with Stress
Seeing a chiropractor is already providing a huge advantage in the battle over stress. That’s because chiropractic care has been found to help relieve stress by:
- Reducing muscle tension
- Restoring proper function to the spine
With a chiropractor in your corner, stress can be easier to tackle. But you can’t rely on your regular chiropractic adjustments to do all the work. Between visits, there are a few more things you need to do.
One Day at a Time
Dealing with stress isn’t a one-and-done type of scenario, it’s a fight you must wage each and every day in order to gain control and not allow stress to get out of hand. There are a few simple ways you can fight against stress and one of the biggest is self-care.
At the end of a stressful day at work or home, close the bathroom door and draw up a bath. Warm water has a soothing effect that can help repair frayed nerves and help you refocus and recenter. It also helps your muscles to relax. To kick it up a notch, consider adding some lavender essential oils to the bath or light an aromatherapy candle.
Your chiropractor is a big believer in the healing power of exercise, so try to get a daily workout in to help you feel great and work away the stress. Even just doing 20 minutes of moderate exercise per day can have a huge effect on your overall health and stress levels, relaxing your muscles and helping your spine to stay aligned. Plus, your chiropractic adjustment can help your body to perform better during athletic activity, so it’s a win-win situation.
If you need more strategies to help deal with stress and to make your chiropractic adjustments more effective, discuss it with the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.