Happy summer! This year has been unexpected, to say the least, but people are slowly beginning to get outside again, taking new precautions that we are still getting used to. Chiropractors have been deemed essential professionals, and with many primary doctors not being able to see their patients for body aches and pains these days, there is a rising need for chiropractic care. You can’t always see your chiropractor, so what can you do to stay healthy in between visits? Read on to find out!
Are you working mostly from the computer or home these days? Why not try the following stretches that will help improve your posture and release overall body tension?
With the current state of our country (and the world) it can take a little more effort to smile this spring. Nonetheless, we are also learning important values and about going back to the basics: gratitude, honesty, fellowship - the simple things in life begin to take a sweeter scent.
Being in pain, especially during this time, seems difficult. Many patients cannot be seen by their primary care doctors right now, since most doctors aren't comfortable prescribing medicine without a prior physical check-up.
We've been referred by patients' primary doctors, and we want to let you know that we are open and ready to take new patients, as long as you're not exhibiting symptoms. If you are dealing with stress, acute or chronic pain, headaches, etc. don't hesitate to give us a call! We'll work on a specific treatment plan that fits your needs.
A note to those working from home - consider your ergonomic set up, as this will heal or harm you, as you spend hours on your computer. Email or connect with us via social media and show us your work set up! We'd love to give you suggestions on how to make it more comfortable for your body.
Goodbye Winter Blues, Hello Spring
While warm soups and snow days provide us with a winter wonderland, the colder weather can also make us a tad gloomy and more susceptible to joint pain and injuries. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, usually comes around fall and winter - the months with less sunlight - which can disrupt your internal clock and serotonin levels, leading to feelings of depression. There is even a connection between subluxations of the vertebrae and conditions like depression and anxiety . A healthy spine generally means a healthy nervous system, which in turn improves our immunity. Using spinal manipulation and adjustments, chiropractors relieve pressure on joints and improve nerve function - treating acute and chronic back and sciatica pain. The handling of misalignments will give a boost to both your mood and your immune system, so you can spring into the great outdoors - especially in a place as beautiful as Asheville, North Carolina!
‘Tis the Season
Coming into winter is sometimes bittersweet. The natural tangle of leafless tree branches can feel lonely at times. Our bodies tend to stiffen more under lower temperature, and we need to stretch deeper before we exercise to prevent weather-related injuries. Even our immune systems are more likely to become compromised at this time of year and we seem to get sick more often.
There’s many enjoyments to the holiday season along with family responsibilities, but prioritizing your overall health should remain on your to-do list year round.
Your greatest defense against disease is actually your own immune system. A strong, healthy defense system will fight off infection and/or prevent it from spreading. In numerous studies since the early 1910s to more advanced research in the 90s, the link between chiropractic care and the boosting of our immunity has been not only determined but seen over again. In this article, we will explore the relationship between chiropractic treatment and an improved immune system, which is essential for staying healthy during the winter.