4 Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
January 13, 2021
This year, you’re dedicated to changing your health. You’re going to take better care of your body, and you’re going to work hard to reach your wellness goals. Have you thought about potential resources or professionals to guide you through the process? Although a dietician or personal trainer may help you stay on track, perhaps you should also see a chiropractor for back pain from working out. Below are ways a chiropractor can provide support for keeping your New Year’s resolution of getting into shape.
Explain Why Diet and Exercise Matter
Your chiropractor may not be the first person who comes to mind to help you with your diet and exercise needs. However, they can be an invaluable resource on your wellness journey. For example, they can help you understand the importance of a nutritious diet for optimal functioning.
In addition, they can also tell you that excess weight and fat, particularly around the hips, stomach, and “love handles” can put extra strain on your back, knees, and other joints in the body. This is why it’s essential to maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your muscles.
Demonstrate and Teach Proper Exercises
The last thing you want to do as you reintroduce exercise into your lifestyle is deal with a preventable injury. Especially as you get older, it becomes even more important to use proper technique when you exercise. Your chiropractor can teach you the right posture to have while you work out so that you avoid injury as much as possible. They can also teach you new exercises to target certain areas.
Treat Injuries or Pain As Necessary
Sometimes, pain is inevitable. No pain, no gain, right? But getting healthy shouldn’t mean that you have to be uncomfortable. You don’t have to suffer at all—your chiropractor can diagnose the root cause of your pain and provide treatment with long-term benefits. Even if you suffer from chronic back, knee, or other pain, you can benefit from regular chiropractic adjustments, which can release tension, realign your spine, and relieve discomfort.
Avoid the Use of Medications
When asked about how to deal with pain, your primary care physician may talk to you about using heat or cold therapies and may prescribe pain medication to manage it. However, many of their recommendations don’t address the actual source of the problem. Your chiropractor works with your nervous system to restore healthy alignment. As a result, you can experience much less pain naturally and without resorting to prescription pain medications.
Make 2021 the year you overcome back pain and achieve your wellness dreams. As you get relief from pain through your chiropractor, you’ll be better able to continue pushing and working toward feeling strong and healthy.
About the Author
Dr. Chad Wills has more than 20 years of experience in chiropractic care. He takes pride in helping patients live healthier lifestyles and relieving pain due to injuries or chronic conditions. He is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, which is the most extensively researched and tested chiropractic treatment protocol. Are you trying to achieve your New Year’s resolution and needing help with back pain? Contact Wills Chiropractic to schedule your appointment today!
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