The new year is right around the corner. As a new calendar year approaches, many of us decide that it is time to switch up different routines in our lives. A common facet of life that people invest more in after the new year is their health.
Gym memberships get purchased. Exercise balls flood your living room. And yoga pops up more on your weekly schedule. All of those wellness practices are effective and important to do regularly throughout the year to stay healthy. There are many wellness options that you can add to your new year. What about seeing a chiropractor?
Here are five impactful reasons why you should consider seeing a chiropractor after the new year. Your spine is the foundation and support of your entire body. Along with implementing other health practices into your new year, chiropractic care can be an essential piece of the puzzle to help you stay healthy and enhance your life.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor After the New Year?
Your back, neck, and spine are important. If you’ve ever experienced pain in these areas, then you know how debilitating it can be. For anyone that is CURRENTLY experiencing pain, you should see some type of medical professional. A chiropractor is a great place to start since they are experts of the spine.
Minor Aches and Pains
You don’t have to have major injuries to see a chiropractor after the new year. Many of us dismiss minor pains and aches that we experience throughout the day. We ‘push through’ the pain. Sometimes, we are forced to. Our jobs are demanding. People may be required to be on their feet all day, or sit all day – both can be taxing on the spine, neck, and back.
Seeing a chiropractor after the new year can provide you with that relief that you need. Acknowledge any minor pains that you currently experience. AND, know that you can heal from them. Our bodies aren’t meant to be ‘in pain’ at all. It’s natural for minor aches to occur, but if they begin to last for months, they can start to negatively affect your day-to-day activities. Even if you have a high pain tolerance, it is still not fun!!
Chiropractic Care When Not In Pain
The new year is approaching, and you may feel great! Maybe more than great. You feel 10/10 fantastic. You can visit a chiropractor next year even when you are not experiencing any pain.
There are different types of chiropractic care – which we will dive into later in this post – that help you optimize your life in multiple ways. We practice network spinal chiropractic (NSA), which also works with the emotional components of life. What do we mean?
Our holistic approach to chiropractic care helps you work on these emotional facets of life. Stress, in particular, is plaguing our society now more than ever. Even minor exposure to emotional stress can be detrimental to our wellbeing. People visit our chiropractic office when they want to optimize their lives in various ways. One of these is to squash the anxious thoughts that they have and handle the stresses of life more efficiently. This can all be done by seeing a chiropractor after the new year.
Reasons to See a Chiropractor After the New Year
1. Relieve Minor Back and Neck Pain
As mentioned before, if you are in pain, seek some type of medical advice from a licensed professional. A chiropractor is a great place to start.
Neck and back pain are becoming more common. So many people now work from home! Sitting for extended periods of time (usually in PJ’s or sweatpants) can feel comfortable at the time, but can lead to negative long-term effects on our bodies. Have you heard of the term text neck? That is seen across thousands of millennials today, where they experience neck pain because they are constantly looking down at their devices. Yikes! Where is the world headed?
Regardless of the cause of your neck or back pain, visiting a chiropractor after the new year can help you experience the relief you need. Pain can become debilitating. Every day can feel great if things are properly aligned! Chiropractic adjustments can help release stored tension in areas where you experience pain, and help you live life optimally. Imagine feeling like Superman (or woman) every day? It’s possible!
2. Increased Flexibility and Mobility
We’d be remised to not mention the flexibility and mobility improvements you can experience from seeing a chiropractor regularly. This falls into the bucket of ‘you don’t have to be in pain to receive chiropractic care’.
Professional sports players, yoga students, dancers, and many other types of people see a chiropractor to help with flexibility. When your spinal cord is properly aligned, your entire body functions more efficiently. Our nervous system runs through our spinal cord. If something is off in our spines, it can influence our nervous system, which plays a role in many other body functions
By providing ease to your back and spine, the rest of your body will loosen up and become more flexible. Your body is one entire cohesive unit. It’s vital to take care of each component so that the entire machine runs smoothly.
Chiropractic care is NOT the only thing you should add to your routine to help with becoming more flexible and mobile. It is only one of the many practices that you can (and should) do. Exercising, yoga, and stretching all go hand-in-hand with chiropractic care. To achieve optimal health after the new year, consider adding several of these health practices to your routine.
3. Heightened Mind-Body Connection
Now, to the emotional component of chiropractic care. There’s no question that our emotions can impact our physical bodies. Have you ever gotten a bad stomach ache from being nervous? How about a stress pimple? These are reactions of our physical body to the things we experience emotionally.
- “Stress is the number one killer”
If our emotions, which are not tangible things, affect our physical bodies, how can we help improve that relationship and maintain overall good health? It starts with bridging the infamous gap between our minds and bodies.
The mind and body connection is essential to staying healthy. You need both for things to work optimally. Holistic chiropractic care, which is what we practice, focuses on bridging that gap between the two! You can feel more ‘in your body’ instead of feeling like you’re watching a movie from a distance.
4. Handle Stresses of Life More Efficiently
Stress is way too common in today’s society. It’s sad! What are things we can do about it?
First off, we need to prioritize our health and wellness more. After experiencing the pandemic, many people have taken that action! You see more attendance for online yoga classes, breathwork courses, and support groups.
Holistic chiropractic care helps you develop strategies around your emotions to be more in-tune with them. For example, if you regularly have a bad day at work because of your boss, having a stronger mind-body connection can help you handle that stress differently. Notice, I didn’t say ‘better’. It’s not about being better at being emotional. The goal is to heighten our awareness of how we acknowledge, experience, and react to stress.
Continuing with the example of a crummy boss that yells at you…
If you can handle how you experience the yelling in a different way, you can express a different emotional response and reaction to it. It doesn’t have to get to you unless you let it. And, I hate to say it, but stresses in life are most likely not going away. Then what can we control? How we react! By heightening the connection between the mind and body, we can experience life better than ever before. Now, that’s a good reason to see a chiropractor after the new year.
5. Conquer Anxiety and Depression
Ah, the distant cousins of stress – anxiety & depression.
Going into a new year can be stressful. Many people experience anxiety when going through big transitions, which often happen after the new year. Seeing a holistic chiropractor can help you conquer battles that you are having with anxiety and depression.
Holistic chiropractic care – more specifically network spinal analysis – helps people break through old patterns. These can be old thought patterns about emotional trauma we have experienced (or are currently experiencing). Through specialized chiropractic adjustments, you can release stored tension in your body that has been there since that trauma occurred. As a way of protecting ourselves, we all sometimes store tension in our bodies instead of fully dealing with it.
A visit to the chiropractor after the new year will help you overcome anxious thoughts. Our goal is to empower you! Many people feel stronger emotionally after experiencing network spinal chiropractic. It is a natural way to deal with anxious thoughts and emotions.
How Many Times Should I see a Chiropractor in a Year?
Seeing the chiropractor is like going to the gym. You won’t see major results after only going once.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are currently experiencing severe pain, receiving one chiropractic adjustment can help relieve that pain!
The frequency of seeing your chiropractor throughout the year depends on your health goals. What do you want to achieve? This ranges depending on the person. Some people want a quick fix. Others want to experience the 5 benefits listed above!
We suggest defining what your health goals for the year are. That will give you direction on how many times you should see a chiropractor in a year. From our experience, people typically visit our chiropractic office 2-3 times per week.
Long-term Effects of Chiropractic Adjustments
There are a multitude of long-term effects from chiropractic adjustments that are positive! Sounds great, right? Chiropractic adjustments have the following positive health benefits that people experience for extended periods of time:
- Lowered blood pressure
- Decreased muscle tension
- Increased joint and ligament flexibility
- Improved posture
These are only a few long-term benefits that people experience from chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care has been studied, scientifically refined, and improved for hundreds of years. It is as good as it has ever been! Don’t miss out on the health benefits you can experience. Utilize them to reach your health goals.
Your body has the ability to feel great every day. As we gaze into the new year, there are many changes that we will plan to make in our lives. Health and wellness are fortunately becoming more of a priority in our society. Chiropractors are licensed doctors that are trained in helping you heal from physical pain and emotional trauma. Enhance your life by empowering yourself through this type of health care. Seeing a chiropractor after the new year will positively influence your body, soul, and being.