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Getting The Most From Your Chiropractic Care

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

While the actual techniques used by your chiropractor will vary according to your individual health needs, the goal is always to maximise your health potential. One powerful tool often used by chiropractors is the spinal adjustment.

The spinal adjustment is a very precise and specific pressure used to correct spinal imbalance that alters nerve and muscle function. Building a stronger and healthier body shouldn’t stop after your adjustment though. Here are some things you can do to get the most from your chiropractic care.

 

Improve Your Healing Power And Add Years to Your Life

 

●       Eat lots of fruit and vegetables

●       Don’t smoke

●       Exercise

●       Drink alcohol in moderation

 

Nourish You Body

 

Look out for immune boosting foods - 5 things to look for are foods that are richly coloured, fresh, organically grown, in season and locally produced. If you can’t satisfy all 5 requirements, 3 out five isn’t that bad.

 

Monitor your sugar intake as this lowers your immunity. Carbonated soft drinks are not only high in sugar but they also remove calcium from your bones. Drink water or fresh juices instead.

 

Take Time to Breathe

 

Just because we are breathing doesn’t mean we are doing it properly. Our cells, especially the brain and nerve cells, need adequate oxygen to function correctly. Many people are ‘chest breathers’ rather than ‘diaphragm breathers’. Chest breathers have an altered body postures as well as poorer oxygen exchange. When you breathe with your chest, your upper ribs and shoulders rise on inspiration leading to neck and shoulder tightness.

 

Relaxed breathing should engage your diaphragm. When this occurs, your shoulders remain relaxed. When this occurs, your shoulders remain relaxed. When you inspire your lower ribs open out and your abdomen is gently pushed forward as the diaphragm pulls down. Both the lower ribs and abdomen should then lightly sink back in when you exhale.

 

Plan Your Adjustment

 

Try to arrange your chiropractic adjustments so that you have time to walk for 10 minutes immediately afterwards rather than having to rush off in the car. Movement after an adjustment is great, although overly strenuous activity is not ideal, especially if you are new to chiropractic care.

 

Be Posture Aware

 

Understand how to hold the natural spinal curves when you are sitting and standing. Be aware of your core and train it to become naturally active, especially when bending and twisting. Your chiropractor can help you with understanding how to do this.

 

Wallets And Handbags

 

Guys - don’t sit with your wallet in your back pocket. Ladies - lighten the load in that handbag and leave the kitchen sink at home!

 

Keep on Track With Your Appointments

 

Like laying down bricks, one adjustment builds on the previous one. Keeping up with regular chiropractor appointments helps ensure positive changes over time.

 

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