In the last article, we discussed how pinched nerves in the spine are one of the main causes of weak legs. We learned that pinched nerves can slow down the nerve flow to your leg muscles. To illustrate this, we used the analogy of stepping on the water hose to stop the flow of water. So how do you ‘take your foot off the water hose’ and get better nerve flow to your leg muscles? You get your spine adjusted by a chiropractor that’s how. In this article, we will discuss how to get stronger … [Read more...]
Increase Your Strength
Increasing your strength means boosting 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.
Are you frustrated by that feeling like your leg is weak when you're walking or running? You try to shake it off, do some stretches and start back up again only to have that feeling come back. Or perhaps you notice your leg is weak when doing squats or pushing with your leg when you play tennis or curl? Weak legs is a common complaint many of my patients, including myself, have experienced. In fact, I find many of my patients have pinched nerves in the spine that cause weakness in one or … [Read more...]
In the first article of this series, I discussed the important concept that your body has the ability to heal itself. I followed that up with a second article where I wrote about why your body won’t heal itself. In this article, I will summarize, what lifestyle strategies you have to apply to give your body the best chance to heal better. Manage Mental Stress Chronic mental stress overloads your nervous system and whole body. In turn, this creates muscle and joint … [Read more...]