How to incorporate chiropractic care into your wellness lifestyleAugust 6, 2015
What’s the key to success with any New Year’s resolution? Choosing resolutions that can be integrated into your lifestyle.
Take, for instance, the resolution to eat healthy in the new year. That resolution will fall flat unless there’s room for it in one’s lifestyle: time to make a home-cooked meal, the resources to go grocery shopping, the willingness to learn new recipes and to try new foods.
If your New Year’s resolution was to improve your overall wellness, you need to begin incorporating wellness into your lifestyle. An easy, yet integral, part of overall wellness to include is chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is not just for when your back hurts or when there’s a chronic pain in your neck (although, it’s for that, too). Regular chiropractic care leads to increased vitality and great health – key components of any wellness resolution! Chiropractic care also leads to an enhanced immune function, greater flexibility, improved sports performance, increased energy and less stress.
Let’s start with just that last one: less stress. Less stress is more important than you know. Stress lowers your body’s resistance to disease. Medical sources estimate that 50 to 80% off all diseases are stress-related in origin. Tension in the neck and back, caused by stress, can result in the misalignment of the vertebrae and nerve irritation or dysfunction. Through chiropractic adjustments at Van Ness Chiropractic, misaligned vertebrae can be returned to a normal position. Tension and discomfort are relieved, therefore improving your overall mood and health.
Perhaps you’re not suffering from extreme (or even minor) amounts of stress. Why would you need to visit Van Ness Chiropractic if you’re not stressed, your back doesn’t hurt and you’re not experiencing any chronic pain? Think of it as preventative medicine. Only going to the chiropractor when something is wrong is like only putting gas in your car when you’ve run out on the side of the road. In the body, you need to check in with your spine to see if it is working right; otherwise, you’re just waiting for symptoms to develop, which makes correction more difficult.
How can you begin incorporating chiropractic care into your wellness lifestyle? It starts with a trip to Van Ness Chiropractic here in Barrington, Illinois. For your first visit, we offer a free 30-minute flexibility screening. After that, we’ll sit down to get to know you a little better. You’ll receive a detailed consultation, health examination and spinal X-ray. We’ll help you to reach your 2016 goals and needs by delivering you with cutting-edge treatment and education using the most current and advanced techniques that are available today. Dr. Jason Van Ness and Dr. Jeff Parkin are highly trained, able to efficiently diagnose and prescribe the right course of action for you and your body. With the Van Ness Chiropractic team, you’ll be active and enjoying the activities you love to do all year long.
And that’s a resolution worth keeping.