We know part of being an “adult” in today’s world means your schedule is packed. You might be trying to find a balance between your work life and home life. You might have kids you need to take care of and chauffeur around. And more likely than not, with all of the to-do list items you need to check off, you may be pushing appointments and check-ups until you desperately need to see a medical professional. Taking action for your health before something “bad” happens is the key to keeping yourself feeling and performing optimally. And seeing a chiropractor is a great way to get on the defensive line in regard to your health. Before things escalate and you find yourself in unmanageable pain, consider these five reasons why it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment.
Reasons It’s Time for a Chiropractic Adjustment: You Suffer from Chronic Headaches
Headaches can stem from a number of different reasons like dehydration, oxygen deprivation, and malnutrition. But did you know that a single misalignment in your neck or spine can cause a “brain-splitting” headache? A single chiropractic adjustment can release that tension and increase blood flow (aka oxygen supply) to the brain. You can say goodbye to headache pain once that pressure is gone and spinal balance is restored!
Two. You Have a Limited Range of Motion
Flexibility is one of those things that many people wish they had more of. Many reflect on their youth and wonder where their limber bodies have gone as they age. Stretching and yoga are great means of increasing your range of motion, but in some cases, there is more going on behind the scenes. Tension and pressure building in the spine can severely limit your range of mobility. Chiropractic adjustments can realign those misaligned areas, limiting pain and increasing flexibility.
If you’ve noticed a severe change in your range of motion, it might be time to talk to your trusted chiropractor!
If You Sit for Long Periods of Time
Desk jobs can feel draining in both a mental and physical capacity. Part of that physical feeling is due to the poor posture habits you may be creating. When you sit hunched over your computer all day, you place pressure and tension on the back, shoulders, and neck. This pressure can cause a number of things to happen like discs and vertebrae shifts. Make sure you’re getting up at least once an hour to take a brief lap around the office or try some effective desk stretches to keep you from stiffening up.
If You Suffer from Muscle/Joint Pain
When you start to feel pain, your first thought might be to take pain medication. And while that works well in the short term, pain medication tends to cover up a problem rather than solve the root cause. In many cases, muscle and joint pain stem from, you guessed it, misalignment! Remember, the spine acts as the communication center for the body. Any interference in nerve communication can cause aches and pains. We all know the pain of trying to talk on a cell phone that gets choppy and cut off. Don’t do the same thing to your body, take action instead!
If Your Goal is to Get More Healthy
We’re at the time of the year where many of us start to think about our failed resolutions of the year. For many, those goals include ways of being more health-conscious. Consistently seeing a chiropractor is a great way to begin that process. Spinal adjustments have shown to increase not just physical benefits, but mental ones as well. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce stress, boosting mood, increasing quality sleep, and more!
Remember, when we get sick, many of us immediately turn to doctors and drugs suppress our symptoms enough to power through. Sometimes our symptoms and underlying issues are the results of an emotional issue. Repressed emotions can create dis-ease of the body and in turn affect our overall health.
Chiropractic Adjustments with Zock Family Chiropractic
Part of achieving our best physical and emotional health is through chiropractic care and massage therapy. Chiropractic care is focused on allowing our spine and nerves to work to their potential. This results in not only allowing our organs to function but for them to function to their best ability. Dr. Zock would love to discuss your concerns in regard to the necessary chiropractic adjustments. Her vast knowledge of natural supplementation and body processes make her a great guide in helping you make the best choices for your body. Make an appointment in Cranberry today to schedule an introductory chiropractic treatment session. We can discuss your pains and needs as part of her initial chiropractic workup for you as a new patient to the practice.
* This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please contact a medical professional for advice.