I often get asked by patients why their spine goes out of alignment. Why is it that chiropractors correct spinal misalignments and posture over multiple visits only to have patients’ alignment problems come back again weeks or months later even without back pain? It's a valid question, as it would be easy to think you can just get your spine adjusted once and realigned like a wheel misalignment on your car. However, human beings are more complex than a car. As a human being, you … [Read more...]
Getting stronger means increasing your muscle strength and increasing your resilience. Both are necessary to get you healthy and to keep you healthy.
Benefits of increasing your muscle strength
From a chiropractor’s perspective having good muscle strength keeps your spine stable, improves your alignment and posture, improves your athletic performance, reduces the chance of injuries, and helps improve your balance and coordination. Furthermore, increasing your muscle strength will help you withstand and continue to partake in physical activities around the house like gardening, yard work, home renovations, shovelling, and general house work.
Increasing your resilience
Resilience is your body's ability to respond effectively when you encounter stress. Building up your internal response to a stressful situation can help ensure you heal better and stay healthy.
The following articles explain how you can boost your muscle strength and resilience from treatments like chiropractic care to lifestyle strategies like eating healthier, exercises, sleeping better, and stress management.
Prevent Low Back Pain when Gardening
Low back pain is very common in the spring and summer months as avid gardeners spend much of their time bent over digging in the dirt. Cutting your day short because your low back hurts is very frustrating. Furthermore, the growing season can be short, so having low back pain during a short growing season can feel disheartening. In this post, I will discuss how to prevent low back pain when gardening so you can carry on planting perennials and picking weeds. Digging, … [Read more...]
Chiropractic Care for Children
The other day a new adult patient was surprised I adjusted children and inquired why children would need chiropractic care. I told her, “Injuries and misalignments to the spine can start from birth. Making sure the spine has good mobility and alignment with regular spinal check-ups and chiropractic care, can help kids' nervous systems work better and therefore their bodies will work better. The body becomes stronger and more resilient. Regular chiropractic care for … [Read more...]
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