Chiropractic Helps You Get Healthy and Stay Healthy
By Sandy Schroeder
Many of us are really ready to turn the page to a new year. If you have had more than your share of colds, flu, or other aches and pains, this may be the time to find out what chiropractic can do for you.
Chiropractic provides natural, drug-free pain relief and then expands the menu with more healthy options.
Improving spinal health can open the door to better overall health. The spine enables us to bend, twist and move through our daily world. The central nervous system that coordinates all of our brain-to-body communications is encased inside the spine.
When the vertebrae in the spine are not interacting properly, a subluxation or joint restriction is created that can cause pain and reduce mobility. Pain is a signal that something is wrong. By the time it appears, the problem may have been simmering for quite a while. Regular chiropractic care can shut these problems down before they settle in.
Using a gentle targeted spinal adjustment to improve the spine's alignment may generate far-reaching pain relief and a whole array of additional benefits that are unique to each person. Often individuals report sleeping better, feeling more relaxed, enjoying better digestion or experiencing more energy.
As you assess your benefits, you may want to use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to keep everything rolling. I have friends who use these visits as a springboard for all of their work and leisure activities. Many of them started out with a sore back, painful knees or sciatica. Now they are looking into more fitness options, better stress management, and a healthier diet.
If you are bored or too busy, realign your exercises. As always, check with your doctor and your chiropractor first.
- Join your kids in their soccer or basketball practice
- Keep weekends active with biking or hiking
- Get a trainer and try a new weightlifting routine
Learn to Let Go
Find some healthy ways to unwind
- Take a guitar class
- Resume an old hobby
- Create a quiet hideaway to just sit and breathe
Shed that extra 10 pounds.
- Go for oats in the morning topped with lots of fruit
- Keep lunch simple with lots of salad, veggies, nuts and fruit
- Do sit down suppers with homemade soups, breads and fish tacos
When you are ready to get healthy, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. No appointments are needed. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.