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A Holiday Checklist: Is Your Body Ready?

By Genevieve Cunningham

While Santa is making a list and checking it twice, adults across America should be checking an entirely different kind of list. Kids are getting excited over the possibilities of presents and goodies and treats, and this means that parents are encountering a different set of problems. Guests arriving, food to be cooked, houses to be cleaned … it’s a lot to think about. Perhaps that’s why this is the time of year when our bodies and health take a backseat and suffer a bit. Take a look at these warning signs of poor health in your future, followed by what you can do to keep your health in check through the holiday rush.

You Already Have Back Pain

Back pain happens at random moments in our lives. Sometimes we know the cause, and other times we don’t. But the holidays can bring on a whole new level of pain. The bad news is that there is still a long way to go in this season. If your back is already in significant pain, you may be getting off on the wrong foot. Take note of the amount and type of pain that you are suffering in your back or neck, and get prepared to nip it in the bud before the holiday madness hits.

You Can’t Sleep

When there’s so much to worry about, it’s normal to have a little trouble sleeping. But if you just can’t fall asleep or stay asleep on any night, it’s time to consider that there may be a bigger problem. Monitor your sleeping habits closely. If any problems don’t dissipate on their own, consider seeking professional help before your lack of sleep takes over your health.

You’re Suffering From Headaches

Stress can often equal headaches, so it’s not entirely surprising that headaches are on the rise during the holidays. But it may also signal other problems such as exhaustion, an unhealthy spine, tension in the body, and many other situations. Headaches can happen, and sometimes that’s OK. But headaches that stick around or come back at regular intervals need to be checked out before the real holiday bustle begins.

How to Get Prepared: Chiropractic Care

All of these unwanted symptoms can be the result of misalignments of the spine. And with the constant go-go-go of the season, misalignments of the spine may happen more than usual. But what would a chiropractor do? A chiropractor could help keep your spine in proper position, which may help eliminate the symptoms listed above as well as boost the immune system, clear your mind, improve your digestion, and keep you feeling overall better. Now is a great time to begin the habit of getting to the chiropractor, and it’s an easy task to keep with you all year long. If you really want improved health and a strong body for the holiday season ahead, chiropractic care is a great place to start.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to get you through the holiday season, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is a cinch. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. The holidays can be tough on your body, but not if you plan ahead. Get your health on point now with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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