Summer Lifestlyes and Chiropractic
As the spring months begin to wrap up and the weather outside becomes more inviting, many of us are starting to look forward to the various activities and lifestyle changes brought to us by summer. This can be a season full of leisure and relaxation, but it’s also a time where we feel more inclined to engage in physical activity. With fewer responsibilities, warmer weather, and a more carefree attitude, summer is a great time to improve your overall physical and mental well-being.
However, after many months spent dormant and less active, this sudden burst of physical activity can lead to some certain unexpected health problems. Your body might not be ready to endure all of the additional stress that it will garner, and it doesn’t take much for pain and injury to occur. Before you charge into summer head on, it is important to self evaluate and determine what your body will be capable of taking on.
Realizing what your body is capable of doing, (or not doing), and understanding what it takes to keep your body and mind in good health is crucial. This can help you to enjoy a full summer of fun while feeling good and pain-free. Luckily, your health and happiness can be maintained by ensuring chiropractic care is part of your summer wellness routine. Continue reading to learn more about how chiropractic care can be beneficial to your summer adventures.
Healing Support For Injuries
Injuries to the body can happen anytime and anywhere. In some cases injury is unavoidable or caused by an accident. In other cases injury could have been avoided had an individual known what their body was capable of handling. Whatever the case may be, physical injuries do seem to happen more frequently during the summer, likely due to the expanded range of activities that are available to us.
Oftentimes injuries are caused by a fall or hard impact with a surface, which can cause harm to the area of the body that receives the impact. Other parts of the body that didn’t receive the physical impact can be injured as well due to sudden movements made in order to brace for the collision. New and unfamiliar movements, or just an overall increase in movements of the body can also lead to injury. Overactivity can cause strain and stress to your joints and muscles, which can lead to more serious pain and injury over time if not treated properly.
Even the seemingly simpler and less demanding physical activities like riding a bike or golfing can lead to an injury at some point. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one of the best and most effective ways at treating injuries to the body. Chiropractic adjustments can help you to recover quickly from soreness and muscle fatigue while also working to prevent future problems from materializing later on.
Maintaining Improved Health Longer
Chiropractic care can certainly be a great resource for improving your wellness during the summer months, but it doesn’t have to end there. The benefits of chiropractic treatment are not just limited to one specific time period, it is something that you can use to support positive health and well-being year round.
Postural problems related to long periods of inactivity are another one of the main ailments the chiropractors will treat. Many folks who spend most of their days working a desk job, or folks who simply don’t have the time or ability to partake in more physical activity can end up experiencing health issues as well. Chiropractic care involves using a broad range of techniques to ensure that the spine is in alignment, which also helps in keeping the rest of your bodily functions working properly and effectively. Many of the aches and pains you might be experiencing from your desk job can be addressed through regular sessions and adjustments with a chiropractor.
When receiving a spinal alignment, your chiropractor is seeking to treat subluxations. A subluxation is what’s known as a slight misalignment within the vertebrae, and even small misalignments of the spine can create problems that span all over different areas of the body. A chiropractor understands exactly how to detect potential sources of misalignment within the spine.
Chiropractic adjustments on a specific inflamed area of the body can reduce stress on the nervous system, allowing it to better communicate with the rest of the body. In addition to their healing support, chiropractic adjustments can actually help to boost your immune system, which can come in handy once cold and flu season roll around. Chiropractors are more than just back and neck doctors, they are also educated in fields of nutritional science, nutrition counseling, and rehabilitative exercise.
If you think chiropractic care is something that can become a part of your summer routine, or can benefit you in some other areas of life, then we highly encourage you to reach out. Our Duluth Chiropractor Robert Torgrimson has over 30 years of professional experience treating various types of ailments and conditions. Our team at Associated Chiropractic Physicians will work with you to create a personalized course of treatment suited specifically to meet your needs. If you are interested in learning more, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (218) 728-3686, we look forward to helping you!