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.

Are you getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Are you finding yourself a little (or a lot!) stressed about gifts and traveling and obligations? About finding the perfect way to express your love or gratitude to those closest to you? Yes, this time of year can be quite hectic - but why not get caught up in the magic and joy of the season instead? There’s a great way to clear up your shopping list in record fashion and celebrate meaningfully this year: give the gift of chiropractic care. 

Gifting loved ones chiropractic care is a bit nontraditional… or is it? Giving someone a little peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, and helping them take steps on their wellness journey sounds better than giving them another tie they won’t wear or a fruitcake they won’t eat! Here are a few reasons that chiropractic care makes the ideal gift:

Posture is extremely important for your health. It can help align your body and allow your muscles to work together naturally. Poor posture can lead to muscle strains, pulls and can even strain ligaments. It can make your heart work harder than it should and injure your back. It can influence everything else you do, from walking to lifting heavy objects. Here's how to get good posture at work:

Are you interested in improving your posture? Taking the time and putting in a bit of effort can help you yield many great results! “Good” posture is when the muscles surrounding the spine are balanced and able to support the body equally. Let’s look at five benefits of improving your posture.