Stay Healthy During the Holidays!
The end of the year is already here, but that doesn't mean you need to be lax about your health and wellness. Take this time to celebrate your health just as much as you would celebrate any of your favorite holidays!
Happy December! We hope you had a wonderful fall and have settled into a wonderful holiday season. There is so much to look forward to this time of year. But with the extra addition of stress during the holiday, it's so easy to get sick or throw your body out of whack to the point where you're in constant pain. Those few tweaks and points of pain can put a damper on all of your holiday plans. It's so easy for that holiday stress to turn into physical pain. Stress, worry, being very busy, poor diet, and not enough rest can place a lot of instant pain and damage on your back and well being during the holidays. While you are picking out the next holiday movie, making your holiday plans, or starting to travel home for the holidays, keep these tips in mind.
Never let your health and wellness be the last thing you pay attention to this holiday season. Spread your holiday cheer down to your toes, and your body will thank you for it!
Your health and wellness need to be celebrated and cared for as much as any holiday tradition. It is worth taking the time to invest in, care for, and protect. You only get one body, so we encourage you to take these tips to heart. We are so excited to see you in the new year, and can't wait to start a positive and healthy trip around the sun with you. From all of us at Wellness Plus, stay happy and well this holiday season!
Chiropractic and the Hips
When it comes to alignment of the spine, often times people only think of the vertebrae that make up this very important aspect of our beings. What about our hips? How does the spine and chiropractic treatments affect our hips? Well, let us explain.
The alignment of our spine is important for keeping our body able and functioning. If our spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain in other parts of our body such as our hips and knees. When the spine is not aligned properly, our hips tend to be uneven. This means that one side can be higher or lower than the other. This misalignment can cause a person to walk with an abnormal gate, have pain in the hips and knees, or be uncomfortable in general.
In order to combat this misalignment, one can choose to see a chiropractor. If so, a chiropractor will adjust a patient over a series of appointments to regain proper alignment. This will align the hips back to their proper place and remove any discomfort the patient was having.
If you or someone you know is having pain in their hips or joint, tell them to come on in to Wellness Plus. We would love to see what we can do to help!
If you have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of getting your spine adjusted can be a scary thought. The manipulation of the spine seems daunting, but when done by a professional can be a safe alleviation of pain.
An adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae of the spine. Sometimes these spinal cord protectors move out of alignment and cause discomfort and pain. The job of a chiropractor is to find those irregularities, or subluxations, and coerce them back into place through various chiropractic techniques.
An adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra with careful management by the chiropractor. This will cause a sound that signals the release of oxygen within the joint, alleviating the pressure and discomfort. Most clients describe a feeling of relief after an adjustment.
Once you have experience a chiropractic adjustment, it doesn’t seem so scary. If you or someone you know is having trouble with their spine or joints, make an appointment with us today!
Chiropractic: Alignment of the Spine
The Activator Method in Chiropractic
Being a part of the most researched chiropractic techniques, we thought it was best to touch on the Activator Method and tell you a few things about it!
Its efficiency is supported through research, unlike any other instrument adjusting technique! With research to back it, and clinical trials to support it, the Activator Method has proven its importance within the Chiropractic field. In the hands of an experienced and trained Chiropractor, this tool can assist the client in achieving and maintaining healthy alignment of the spine.
The handheld device is used to deliver a small amount of pressure to a joint or vertebra in the intention of aligning it correctly. Seeing as the force is sent quickly, the muscles have less time to tense, therefore allowing the Activator to freely manipulate the intended joint or vertebra. This tool can be used alongside manual manipulation of the spine in order to provide the client with the best treatment specific to them.
Next time you come into Wellness Plus, ask us about Activators and if they will be a part of your care plan! We look forward to seeing you!
X-Rays and the Chiropractic Care Plan
X-Rays are an essential to the chiropractic care process. When you make your first appointment with Wellness Plus, you will be asked to have X-Rays taken. These will provide an inside look at problems that you may be facing.
X-Rays are electromagnetic waves that travel through the body to project an internal image on corresponding slides. This is why those who are pregnant or may be pregnant should not have X-Rays taken. When a client has their X-Rays, a chiropractor can use them to pinpoint the trouble areas within the body.
These medical technologies have provided insight into alignment of the spine for years, and are essential to the chiropractic process. If you believe chiropractic will benefit you or someone you know, make an appointment with Wellness Plus today and have your initial appointment with X-Rays today!
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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