How Chiropractic May Help You Retrain for Better Health
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes in the midst of our busy lives, we have to stop and think about what we really want and need. That’s especially important when it comes to the question of health.
This may be a good time to do some brainstorming with your family, talking about the things that you have and the things you wish you had.
Wishes We All Have
Kids may want more weekend trips for camping and swimming. Mom may want more energy to keep the house and family going, along with her job. Dad may want to find time for everything he does on the job, at home and with his family. He might even dream of sneaking in a few afternoons off for golf with his buddies.
Out of this discussion you might shape solid health goals, similar to these from the American Chiropractic Association:
- I want a healthier life without ongoing body pain.
- I want a healthier life for a more active relationship with my spouse.
- I want a healthier life letting me live to see my children have children.
- I want a healthier life filled with energy to fulfill my bucket list.
Write down what you and your family want and need and stick those statements on your fridge, or your family bulletin board. When you post them, you have just taken the first step in improving your health.
You may be surprised and delighted when those postings grow. Kids may add little notes about favorite play times at the park with dad. Mom may post a reminder picture of how great your last vacation was. Just keep adding notes about what counts at your house.
Then start looking for ways to make it all happen.
How Chiropractic Can Help
A key resource may be The Joint Chiropractic wellness center in your neighborhood. Wellness is as basic as healthy foods and regular exercise at The Joint.
When you come in looking to grow your family’s health, your chiropractor will show you how a healthy spine may be the best starting point.
In your first visit you will find out how this works with a spinal adjustment that evaluates your spine’s health, seeking to correct any dysfunctions. The goal will be to restore spinal health without using pain medications or surgery.
Your chiropractor will ask about any pain you are having, your current job, activities, lifestyle and medical history.
The next step may be to bring the whole family in and do individual health profiles. Now you may have an ongoing wellness center, ready when needed for any injuries, pain or health questions that come up.
I have known a variety of families that made this approach pay off, as they moved through active years on the job and out on the weekends playing. Somehow, it all worked out, with a few spills along the way, but a whole lot of success too.
If this sounds like a plan for your family, stop by The Joint Chiropractic and find out more. The Joint offers the largest nationwide private affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance, paired with a flexible walk-in visit policy with extended weekend and evening hours. See you there.