The Importance of Maintaining Your Spine

Have you ever heard the expression, “You’re only as healthy as your spine?” Okay, maybe you haven’t, but that doesn’t mean that the expression is any less true or accurate. As a matter of fact, your spine health is inextricably linked to all sorts of important systems of the body, like the nervous system, the immune system, the GI system, and more.

Below, we go over the importance of keeping your spine in line and in shape.

Think of your spine as having 3 primary functions:

  • Protecting your spinal cord and associated nerves
  • Providing structural support
  • Providing balance to maintain a good upright posture
  • Enabling flexibility for motion

A damaged spinal cord can affect all of the processes above, not to mention interrupt important neural responses, which can result in the disabling of sensation in certain areas of the body.

Treating your spine the right way might be something you’re unsure of how to do properly yet. Keep reading for a few tips!

1.) Never sacrifice proper lifting technique.
2.) Do yoga.
3.) Rest well.
4.) Focus on nutrition.
5.) Maintain a healthy body weight.
6.) Hydrate properly each day.

If you have any questions about additional measures you can take that are great for the spine, not to mention how chiropractic fits into your spine health picture, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.

What Does Corrective Exercise Entail?

A corrective exercise is a type of exercise or movement added to your fitness routine that helps correct specific types of dysfunction, all in an effort to help you regain your optimal natural movement.

Corrective exercises offer a reset for patients who’d like to boost their range of motion and deal with any lingering pain or discomfort arising from our daily routines.

At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center we help assist our patients in outlining an exercise protocol that is custom-tailored for their personal needs. We create exercise plans geared toward correcting irregularities that occur in the body and relieving lingering pain. Some of these exercises have also been shown to be beneficial in helping with spinal alignment, not to mention treat displaced muscle and connective tissues.

Corrective exercises can also help patients deal with back pain, neck pain, and headaches — the drug-free way.

At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, we provide treatments that help you feel great and re-align the body at the same time. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

3 Signs You Need a Nutritional Counselor

Having a nutritional counselor is beneficial in a number of ways. It’s not as much of a drag as it sounds, we promise. At Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, we provide nutrition counseling services in addition to our chiropractic treatments in order to help our patients live happier, healthier lives.

Below, we go over a few signs you might need a nutrition counselor.

1.) You’re Wiped Out All the Time

If your energy levels are low, there’s a good chance your diet is not what it needs to be. A nutritional counselor can help you with that!

2.) You Crave Junk Food 

If you often crave junk food, this is a sign of exhaustion, but it also will create a situation where you’re constantly tempted by the food you shouldn’t be eating. Instead, a nutritional counselor will map out your diet to achieve maximum health benefits.

3.) You’re Putting on Weight

If you’ve added a few pounds to your body weight, it’s a good idea to act now by enlisting the services of an experienced nutritional counselor.

If you believe you can benefit from nutritional counseling, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.

Q4 Wellness Check-In

As Fall season gets underway and Winter starts knocking on the door, it’s easy to see that the year’s end is nearly here, which means it’s a great time to make a final push in order to achieve your 2019 health and wellness goals.

Below are a few ways to check-in with yourself and see how far you’ve come and how far you need to go in order to turn your goals into achievements.

Take an Honest Self Evaluation

Take a look at where you’re excelling and what areas of your health and wellness plan you’ve been slacking in. Maybe meditation and yoga have taken a back seat to your exercise routine. Make sure to bolster the areas where you’ve been slacking off as you double down on the areas you’re already strong.

Make Adjustments

Make adjustments to your wellness plan. If your body is starting to respond negatively to a certain exercise or activity you’ve been doing all year, maybe it’s time to tweak your routine in favor of something that feels better physically.

Stay Disciplined and Motivated

In month 10 of the year, it’s easy to start to hit the brakes, but it’s the most important time to push forward. Stick to your routine, stick to the script, and finish out the year strong!

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to reboot your mind and body for Q4. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to schedule your consultation.

3 Bad Habits that Are Holding You Back

Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center is a place that is committed to providing chiropractic treatments that help our patients live healthier, better, longer lives, not to mention education that will help you achieve optimum wellness.

Below, we go over a few common habits that decrease overall productivity. The sooner you can cut out negative behaviors and habits, the sooner you can start benefitting from your new positive behaviors.

Too Much Screen Time

Whether you’re on your phone, couched in front of the TV, or laboring on the computer, you’re likely spending far too much time staring at a screen, which essentially takes you out of being in the physical world in many ways. Instead of being glued to your phone when you’re out in the world, start engaging with your community and surroundings. You’ll be surprised at the new connections you make.

You Haven’t Looked at Yourself

In this day and age, there are plenty of distractions that will keep you away from looking at, well, you. When we take the time to examine ourselves, our patterns of behavior, and perhaps where the collections of decisions we make each day are taking us, we better connect with ourselves and live a richer life. By ignoring our faults and failing to take a personal inventory, we’re missing out on an essential aspect of living a full, happy, meaningful life.

Too Much Identity, Not Enough Community

When you identify yourself as a single thing, like what you do for work, for instance, this is an incredibly limiting way to look at yourself. And what happens when you lose your job? Instead, look at yourself as a constantly evolving being, one that wears many hats and is set to play many roles in this life. Take each one that comes with open arms.

Another great way to dig yourself out of a bad habit rut is to start taking care of your body. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to benefit patients in numerous ways. Find out more by contacting Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today.

Chiropractic Benefits for Infants and Toddlers

Did you know that chiropractic treatments offer distinct benefits to infants and toddlers? Just like children, teens, and grown adults experience pain and discomfort, infants and toddlers are also privy to experiencing problems that occur in the body and with its complicated systems.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways that chiropractic adjustments benefit our infant and toddler-aged patients in particular.

Improved Sleep

Infants and toddlers who undergo chiropractic treatment have been shown to sleep better and longer.

Improved Immune System Function

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to improve immune system functionality, helping those who utilize chiropractic in their wellness routine enjoy supreme health.

Improved Respiratory and Sinuses

Chiropractic adjustments can often help clear up the sinuses, reduce headaches, and improve the respiratory system, helping infants and toddlers breathe better.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you and your infant and/or toddler, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to schedule your consultation.