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A Chiropractor May Help Endure Tough Situations

By Paul Rothbart

Life is not always smooth sailing. There are situations that occur from time to time that can be stressful or even painful. Managing them can be a challenge. The old advice of suck it up and tough it out does work to a certain extent, but for some people, it's not that simple. They need more help with enduring these unpleasantries. One thing you may not have thought of that may help is regular chiropractic care. Let's take a look at some difficult situations and how seeing a chiropractor might make them a little easier to bear.

Working Extra Hours

Sometimes, you have to put in some overtime. You can be aware of this ahead of time. If your company is behind, it may be planned and could continue for some time. Longer hours mean more fatigue and soreness. Perhaps worse is the unexpected overtime. Your work day ends at 4 p.m. At about 2 p.m., your boss informs you that two extra hours will be necessary. I have always found it difficult and stressful to work longer when I have been mentally prepared for normal hours all day. In the case of overtime for an extended period, chiropractic care may help relieve those pains and reduce fatigue levels. Some people find that seeing a chiropractor makes stress more easy to manage and that can help for those unexpected longer days.

Sitting in a Traffic Jam

With the frequency of accidents, construction, and even rush hour, traffic jams are fairly common. This can be a very tough situation to be in. You're stuck in your car, your back, legs, and arms may be stiff or sore. You could be hungry, tired, or need to use the bathroom. Stress can build as you worry about getting to your destination on time. In an extreme situation, you may have one eye on the gas gauge, wondering if you are going to run out. Once again, regular chiropractic care may be helpful. A back and limbs that receive adjustments may be less sore and stay that way longer. Seeing a chiropractor won't offer a magic portal out of the jam, but it may help you to relax and manage the stress and sitting while the clock runs down.

Sleepless Nights

Few things are as stressful as lying in bed wide awake, staring at the clock. You do quick mental calculations to determine how much sleep you'll get if you nod off right now. The more you think about how you can't get to sleep, the harder it is to do so. Chiropractic care is not a sleeping pill, but it can ease pain, making it easier to relax. By managing stress better, sleep also becomes more easily attainable.

Unpleasant situations are going to happen sometimes. You just have to find a way to get through them. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. Seeing a chiropractor regularly might make those tough situations a little bit easier to deal with.

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

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