Are you struggling with low back pain, headaches or another physical problem? Or perhaps your energy levels are low or your strength has decreased? Whatever the health issue, understand that for most health problems your body has the power to heal itself. Many people struggling with a chronic health problem get stuck believing in the current health model that health comes from an “outside source". They believe that in order to heal they need to take a drug or pill or have surgery to … [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.
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 kid’s nervous systems work better and therefore their bodies will work better. The body becomes stronger and more resilient. Regular chiropractic care for kids … [Read more...]
In a previous article, on how Exercise Helps Chronic Low Back Pain I discussed the importance of moving, exercising more, and sitting less to help chronic low back pain. I was inspired to write this article about a patient who made drastic changes to his lifestyle in order to get his health back and have a happier life. In his case, managing his stress was key to helping him overcome chronic low back pain. There are many causes of chronic low back pain, but an often overlooked cause is … [Read more...]