There is a reason so many people get sick during this time of year. It is not because cold weather magically brings colds, it is because so many people are stressed and not caring for themselves, which leaves our bodies at a greater risk for getting sick. If you need more convincing, here are just five reasons to visit your chiropractor this holiday season.
1. Reduce Painful Tension
Many times, when we are feeling stressed, we can not only carry that stress in our minds, but in our bodies as well. Most of us have experienced that feeling of being so stressed that we start to experience headaches, neck pain, back pain and even jaw pain.
Over-the-counter medications will only cover up these symptoms — they won’t fix the root of the problem. Instead of hurting yourself this holiday season or dealing with the constant pain of stress and tension headaches and backaches, visit your chiropractor. They will be able to adjust the subluxations that are causing this discomfort and have you on the road to feeling your best.
2. Seasonal Affective Disorder
During this time of year, more and more people start to experience the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is what many people also refer to as the “winter blues.” This type of depression is very real and it is brought on by changes in the season. You can fight off the effects of this disorder by keeping your nervous system healthy and subluxation free. Keep visiting your chiropractor during this time of year to make sure your body and your nervous system is as healthy as possible so you can keep these symptoms at bay.
3. Alleviate Travel Pains
Whether you are flying across the country, sleeping on a foreign pull-out sofa, or stuck in the car for 10 hours, the holidays often means traveling, which also often means being stuck in uncomfortable positions. This can cause issues in your spine and a great deal of pain and discomfort. Deal with these travel pains the right way by visiting your chiropractor before and after you travel, it can go a long way in helping you get through this stressful and uncomfortable process.
4. Improving Digestion
For many people, one of the best parts about the holiday season is all of the candies and cookies that they get to enjoy during this time of the year. However, all of these sweets can really take their toll on your digestive system and leave you feeling bloated, lethargic and uncomfortable. Combat these common pains by getting adjusted regularly. If you visit your chiropractor you can make sure your nervous system is functioning as it should be, meaning your whole body will start working better and your brain and your digestive system can communicate more effectively. You may be surprised to find just how much this helps with those digestion pains as you nibble on Christmas cookies.
5. Adjustments Can Help Your New Workout Plan
Every new year, millions of people from all over the country embark on the same New Year’s resolution: to start working out more and get healthier. If you are one of the many people who will be starting a new workout plan on January 1st, chances are you will be putting your body under a great deal of physical stress as you work to make these changes. Visit your chiropractor before you start your new workout regimen and make sure you keep going, especially if you are experiencing pain, injuries or discomfort. They can help you recover quicker and prevent you from getting injuries as you begin to workout more.
With the holiday season in full-force, more people than ever are facing the stresses that often come with this time of year. While you may be running around shopping, cooking and preparing to travel, it is important that you are also taking the time to care for yourself. Hopefully these five reasons to visit your chiropractor were convincing. If you do not have a chiropractor, contact us to set up your consultation and adjustment!