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Pace Yourself

In today’s blog, we are going to keep it short and simple. You ready? You (yes, you!) are allowed to pace yourself. In fact, we encourage you too. Here at Corrective Chiropractic, we will always remind you that good things take time. We are not after quick fixes or fast races to the finish. We are in this thing for the long haul, friends! No shortcuts or sitting sidelines or sugar coating around here.

100-Mile Race – Pace Yourself

For those of you may not know… our Founder (Dr. Austin Cohen – Buckhead Doctor) just completed a 100-mile race on Saturday. You heard us right… 100 miles! You might be thinking, “Only crazy people would run 100 miles.” And you are probably right! There are only a handful of people who would CHOOSE to run 100 miles for the fun of it. With that being said, only a handful of people will get to experience the crazy character-building, mental-strengthening, and endurance-sharpening that comes from completing a 100-mile race.

Everyone thinks they can run 100 miles until they are tested by freezing cold temperatures, crazy elevation, lactic acid build-up, and the extreme fatigue of running for 30 hours – without stopping. Yet, it is only those who are willing to train relentlessly, fuel their bodies with nutritious foods consistently, and commit to proper recovery regularly… that will be fully prepared to run 100 miles.

It’s often said that when you toe the start line of running a marathon, every mile you have ever run EVER has led up to that exact moment. When you are running a race of such complexity, your training goes back way further than just your typical 16-week training plan. Most of you probably saw Dr. Austin’s weekly Strava training highlights or sweet Instagram finish line pictures. However, most of us did not see the dedication to early morning training for 26 weeks, behind-the-scenes work to rest and recover, or sacrifice with friends and family.

Glory in the Grind

We tell you that story in hopes that it would encourage you to do hard things! Whether that’s in your life, faith, or health journey – we challenge you to do the ONE thing that scares you the most. For you, that might look like creating an exercise routine for the first time in your whole life. It might look like going 30 days without purchasing / shopping. It might even look like going to your local Chiropractor to find the root cause of your health issues. Whatever it is and wherever you are in your hard thing… remember to pace yourself.

This life is a marathon, not a sprint. You are allowed to pace your over-comings, your work, and YOUR HEALING! If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that there is glory in the grind. One day, you will look back and see that it was the hardest things in your life that actually shaped you the most. We believe in you!

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What’s The Chiropractic Lifestyle

A Chiropractic lifestyle is sometimes unheard of in our society, right? However, it is truly a healthy lifestyle! Sure, it is an alternative approach to the traditional drugs and surgeries. But really, it is about making conscious decisions towards healthy living and all-around wellness + wholeness!

What is a Chiropractic Lifestyle?

Most of the time, when people think of Chiropractic, they think of neck or back pain. But a Chiropractic lifestyle is so much more than that! Yes, it includes regular adjustments. However, it also includes a healthy diet, exercise, and other positive lifestyle choices.

Why Should I Choose This Lifestyle?

Although a lot of patients will come into our office with specific issues, Chiropractic care is also used as the preservation of health. Because your nervous system controls every cell, organ, and tissue in your body, Chiropractors focus their attention on the health of the spine being properly aligned.

When subluxations occur, these misalignments put pressure and tension on the nerves exiting from the spine, causing either pain or decrease of function somewhere in your body. This means that the brain and body cannot communicate effectively, which leads to symptoms and dysfunction.

How Does This Fit In With My Lifestyle?

In this day and age, we are always on the go! We are always in the left-lane, going somewhere fast and want things to happen NOW! We choose to pick immediate pleasure over delayed gratification. Unfortunately, we tend to do that in most areas of our life, including our health. Chiropractic care, however, is not a “quick fix.” Although sometimes it is sold that way, it is not meant to serve as an emergency room. If you only come to see the Chiropractor when you’re in pain, then it is similar to only eating healthy food when you’re sick. Make sense?

Good Things Take Time

It takes your body time to heal and adapt to the changes that are being made. It takes patience and positivity and persistence. The truth is, Chiropractic care is not designed to make you instantly feel better, but FUNCTION better! We will give you some “homework” such as special exercises and routines to continue working on correcting between sessions.

Think about it! If you wake up, make it to a workout, work a 9-5 job Monday through Friday that has you sedentary for the majority of the day, drive home, cook dinner, take care of your family’s needs before your own, then do that process all over again… a substantial amount of physical and emotional stress is being placed on your body all week.

How To Get The Best Results Out Of Your Daily Routine

When Chiropractic care is a normal part of your routine, your body is able to adapt to those constant stressors in your life! Not to mention, when you are properly aligned, your body is put in the most optimal position to heal from the inside-out. If you don’t have patience, you will conform to what society says is “normal” and go straight to the medicine cabinet to cover up your symptoms.

Your body is always going to go through stresses that will come with different seasons of your life. But it’s all about how you adapt to stress when it comes! When you come to understand that patience is required for healing and restoration of life, you will notice that your body’s innate ability to adapt and heal is pretty incredible! Keep your chiropractic appointments! This is essential in maintaining a healthy spine.

Health Is A  Continued Journey

We write all this to remind you to not give up on your health journey too soon! Sometimes, setbacks happen because of something external that is out of our control. We like to encourage our patients, “That’s why we have you on a care plan.” It is only a matter of time before your body begins healing the way it was designed to, naturally!

We will leave you with this awesome quote by D.D Palmer, “Chiropractic is a restorative healthcare profession that focuses on the inherent healing capacity of the body and the fact that the nervous system is the primary system involved in that healing and repair.”

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Non-Fitness Related Benefits of Working Out

You’ve probably worn your ears off listening to the predictable drone of the benefits of exercise. Yes you’ll get healthier, but is that enough to motivate you to run more miles on the treadmill? Does the thought of sweating it out for a slimmer waist or leaner muscles not cut it anymore? Maybe you haven’t heard of the non-fitness related benefits of working out!

Gain Actual Work-Life Balance

Your job and personal life gets a boost from the aptly-named industry journal Human Resource Management found out workers who found time to exercise during the work week found more work-life balance more than others. It’s all thanks to the boost of endorphins during exercise – they’re less stressed about facing their work life.

It Makes You Better at Sex

If you’re still procrastinating on hitting the gym, then maybe knowing how it’ll spice up your sex life will make you think twice. Pumping iron, doing squats and planks improves your performance in bed and it’s not all about your physical form. Experts and studies say that regular physical exercise heightens your arousal, even if you haven’t had any in a while. 

You Can Get Better Pay

Remember how you’re required to undergo a full physical exam before you’re hired? The HR managers want to know if you’re healthy enough to hire. Once you’re in there’s a chance that you’ll be paid much more than those you aren’t. In a study conducted by the Journal of Labor Research they discovered that employees who regularly  exercise made 9% more than those who didn’t. 

Reduce Your Risk of Developing Lifestyle-Related Diseases

Warding off diseases is a no-brainer benefit that you get from exercise. The most common illnesses you’ve heard of – breast cancer, heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke, hypertension, diabetes – those are preventable by hitting the gym.  Physical activity is most natural and cost effective way to stay away from getting those illnesses.

Boost Your Brain Power

If you sit in front of a computer for long hours try to move around every once in a while. An article in Neurology suggests that high levels of cardio activity when you’re 18 to 30 years old improves your brain power. Blood is pumping faster in your body during exercise, feeding your brain so it’s able to think better.

Ward Off Wrinkles

If you’ve spent a fortune on face creams that don’t work, maybe it’s time to try another approach to look younger. The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine suggested that frequent exercise for people in their 40s had skin similar to people in their 20s and 30s.

You’re Happier

Elle Woods said it best: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t”.

10 More Simple, Science-backed ways to Reduce Stress

Stress comes in many different forms and burdens your life in different ways. The methods to combat stress are just as abundant. After 10 Simple, Science-backed Ways to Reduce Stress, we’ve listed out more ways for you to reduce stress. If your stressors are your environment there’s a way for you to feel better.

Consider Supplements to Reduce Stress

Certain supplements can reduce stress and anxiety. There are more exotic options that promise to reduce your anxiety, but you can never go wrong with green tea. It has been scientifically proven that green tea promotes calmness because of L-theanine. This is an amino acid that stimulates relaxation in you.

Light a Scented Candle

The atmosphere of a room with a lighted candle is warm and soothing. The added scents can also decrease anxiety and improve the quality of your sleep. Some of the calming scents in aromatherapy include geranium, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, neroli, bergamot, rose, lavender, vetiver, roman chamomile, frankincense & orange or orange blossom.

Stop Procrastinating

Slacking off work is a bad habit that leads to a negative reaction e.g., scrambling to stay on top of your piling workload. The thought of putting in more hours than you should just add more to your plate considering playing catch up is stressful enough. Get in the habit of maximizing your productivity so you get more done on time and work doesn’t eat out of your relaxation time. Achieving work-life balance is the key to managing work-related stress.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Studies show that being a shut-in increases the chances for depression and that the occasional stroll in the outdoors reduces the risk for it. A 90-minute walk through a natural environment was found to lower the repetitive negative thinking compared to those in a city setting. Aside from the mental benefits, a healthy dose of fresh air and sunlight will do wonders for your body. Even if you’re not an outdoor person but a homebody, the change of environment will do you some good.

Take a Vacation

How many unused vacation days did you have last year? Make the most out of your allotted vacations to get away from the stress of work and home and be energized, increase productivity (for when you get back of course), increased happiness and heightened sex drive. Don’t think of vacations as a luxury because they’re crucial to your happiness and health, both physical and mental. If you’re in a relationship, it’ll benefit from a getaway too: 80% of people who vacation at least once a year say that romance is still alive in their relationship.

Proper Sleep Can Help Reduce Stress

Don’t overlook sleep in your quest to conquer stress. A night out or an all-night scramble to meet a deadline will leave you groggy and lethargic the next morning. Keep this up and you’ll develop a full-blown anxiety disorder. How to have the right amount of sleep? Time management: get done what you need to do at work, so you don’t bring them home and keep the nights out at a minimum.

Deep Breaths Help Reduce Stress

Breathing exercises where you take slow, deep inhales and exhales will calm down your body. It combats the physiological symptoms that stress brings on. There’s also the mental aspect of it: getting control of your breathing makes you feel that you have a grip on things and that makes you feel immediately better.

Set Realistic Goals

A part of what drives us into stress is the immense pressure we put on ourselves to achieve our goals by the deadlines you set. The failure to accomplish them brings on negative thoughts that cause a domino effect on your mental and physical health. The key is to set achievable goals and striving for excellence, not perfection.

Check Your Email Less Frequently

Constantly checking our inboxes is born out of the anxiety crucial e-mails and that being always at the back of your mind is not a good thing. A study found out that people feel less stressed when they check their email less often. Try setting up alerts so you know exactly when your bosses’ email, so you don’t keep checking.

Time Management

The habit of planning things through and seeing it get done is that stress management technique that works best according to a study. People who plan things ahead were fighting stress before it even happened, and thus reduced the onset of stress and frustrated. Get the more difficult things out of the way earlier on and save the easy ones for last so, at the end of the day or week, you don’t feel as rushed or stressed. Don’t be a deadliner.

 

Contact us today to get the best chiropractor to help reduce your stress!

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Boosting Your Immune System with Chiropractic Care

Though Spring often brings milder temperatures, it also brings with it a host of allergies, colds, and other illnesses. These can make us question whether our immune system is working the way it should. Our lifestyles can play a large role in how healthy we feel through the the year. Staying on top of annual physicals and incorporating regular chiropractic visits can be the key to feeling your best.

And, to do this will require you to pay particular attention to your immune system.

What is the role of the immune system?

To stay in great health, your immune system must work quickly to eliminate any foreign particles or viruses that may get into your body. Its main role is to fight off infections and keep them from wreaking havoc on our other body systems. To do this, you want to be sure your immune cells are as strong as they can be. Because when they are not, your risk of getting (and staying) sick increases exponentially.

How can I naturally boost my immune system?

Your diet plays a large role in the health of your immune system. Getting ample rest and staying active through regular exercise are also ways that you can give your immune system a boost. recent Research points to chiropractic adjustments as being an additional way to ensure your immune cells are ready to protect you.

Although many people associate chiropractic treatments as only needed to alleviate back or neck pain, these treatments can actually help improve a host of conditions, including seasonal allergies, ear infections, even bedwetting. That is because chiropractic treatments adjust the spine to ensure that it is not misaligned. When the spine is misaligned, it disrupts the connections traveling between the nervous system to all of the other body systems. When this is corrected using soothing chiropractic sessions, the nervous system is able to restore these critical connections. And, when your nervous system is functioning properly, you are able to increase the number of immune cells and their response rate to ensure you are able to fight off any infection, bacteria, or virus you may encounter.

It is recommended to visit your chiropractor, once every three months. During these sessions, they will be able to assess your spinal alignment and recommend a course of treatment to keep your spine and posture in perfect alignment.

If you have not seen a chiropractor this year, then now is the time to make an appointment. With 7 convenient Atlanta-area locations, Corrective Chiropractic is able to offer its patients the highest level of quality care to keep them healthy all year round. Click here to schedule a free back evaluation session.

Essential Oils – Allergy Blend 

Having allergies, either in the Spring or all year round can be a very uncomfortable way to live. Essential oils are a natural way to help alleviate allergies. Leveraging natural and easy at-home ways to manage or reduce your symptoms can be effective in making the Spring enjoyable, even if you have allergies. In this blog, we’ll explore the uses for various essential oils and how you can use them to finally ditch your seasonal allergy suffering to the curb.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are made from natural ingredients, often plants that have medicinal or calming effects. You can use essential oils in a host of different ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Put them in a diffuser to release into the air
  • Placing a few drops in the bathtub or shower while bathing
  • Rub them on the skin or on the soles of your feet
  • Smelling them directly from their container

How to Use Essential Oils

Using essential oils, specifically with a diffuser is often referred to as aromatherapy. In this way, your body is stimulated through your sense of smell and this can then in turn influence other areas in your body.

If you do choose to use oils on your skin, it is recommended to dilute them before applying them, as the concentrated oil may cause skin irritation. When used in this fashion, the oils are absorbed by the skin and immediately enter your bloodstream.

Essential Oil Allergy Blend

Lavender

Lavender is known to create a soothing sensation and is great to use during bedtime. Due to its calming qualities, it can also be great for soothing allergy symptoms and reducing inflammation during high pollen times. Recent scientific findings have shown that lavender can help to prevent the enlargement of mucous cells, which lead to running noses and watery eyes. The best way to use lavender is to put a few drops into a diffuser or to use it in a soaking bath.

Peppermint

Peppermint is also known to help eliminate inflammation and can be even more potent when mixed with lavender or lemon oils. This is great to open up your pores, especially if you suffer from nasal or chest congestion during the Spring. It is best used through a diffuser or applied (in a diluted form) directly on the skin.

Lemon

Most citrus-based oils are known to help boost energy and alertness. Lemon oil is also helpful in clearing the sinuses and dramatically reducing the common symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Due to its potency, lemon oil is best used through a diffuser and released into the air.

The Spring does not have to be riddled with allergies. You can enjoy the great outdoors without sneezing – all by using all-natural allergy remedies and essential oils. For other at-home health tricks, be sure to check our blog often for our latest, informative articles.

Strategies to Be Proactive for Seasonal Allergies

With beautiful Spring flowers comes the dread of seasonal allergies. With the pollen count always going up, getting your spring allergies under control will be important. Here are some tips to help you  enjoy your outdoor adventures.

What causes seasonal allergies?

Allergies and the symptoms that come with it of sneezing, runny nose, coughing, watery/itchy eyes, etc. are a part of your immune system response. When you’re exposed to an allergen your body is triggered to release a chemical called histamine. When histamine enters your bloodstream, it makes your blood vessels leaky, especially those that run through your nose and eyes. This is why the most common seasonal allergies reaction is a runny nose or watery eyes.

How can you treat Seasonal allergies?

Depending on the area you live in, your allergies may fluctuate from season to season. The key is to take proactive measures to prepare your body or the pollen onslaught common during the Spring months. To do this, it often helps to start an anti-allergy regime in the Winter or very early in the Spring, like in April, so you are able to enjoy the great outdoors without feeling miserable.

The doctors at Corrective Chiropractic recommend using Allerplex. As an all-natural blend of Vitamins A and C, you’re able to get the healthy dose of nutrients your body needs to overcome and reduce the symptoms related to seasonal allergies. Also, including a unique combination of organic minerals, peptides, and enzymes, Allerpex is able to:

  • Reduce the production of mucus often associated with allergies
  • Boost your liver function
  • Enhance the synergistic relationship between your lung and heart

To ensure your allergies stay in check, taking Allerpex in conjunction with regular chiropractic visits can be the one-two punch you need to knock allergies out for good.

Can chiropractic care help with allergies?

The short answer is yes! The exact mechanism of how allergies wreak havoc on the body is not completely understood, however, research has proved that when your body is under stress, being able to manage your allergies becomes a challenge. Your nervous system is intimately linked with your immune system. Which means, when your nervous system is misaligned (particularly with spinal misalignments in your neck), your immune system will inevitably compromised. And, when your immune system is weakened, allergens can have an even greater effect on your body, leaving you with allergy symptoms that will quickly make your life miserable.

When you receive chiropractic treatments, doctors are able to gently manipulate the joints and soft tissue of your spine back into alignment, restoring the healthy connection and communication between your nervous system and immune systems.

Are you ready to kick your seasonal allergies to the curb? Consider making a comprehensive back evaluation appointment with Corrective Chiropractic. We will assess your current medical profile, perform a spinal assessment and answer any questions you may have. It’s time to start living your best life, regardless of the season. Give us a call today at 404-355-5499.

Simple Tips To Improve Your Sleep Cycle

There are many things that can cause this. Maybe you’ve worked night shifts for a long time that switching into day shifts has messed up your body. Or overnight cram study sessions, work deadlines, a newborn baby needing to look after. Nonetheless, it’s a problem that can affect your mental, emotional and physical state. Not sleeping right will make you cranky and lethargic, but in the long term it will seriously damage your health.

In 2015, research  has shown that there is a link between disrupted circadian rhythm and risk factors for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

For such a high price to pay, you obviously gain more than just a good night’s rest if you change the way you think about sleeping. Here are some simple tips that will help.

Optimize Your Bedroom for Sleep

Make your  bedroom a sanctuary  – a place where you can rest and relax to the utmost. It’s your comfort that’s important.

Some people find sleeping with nightlights or light peeking through difficult. Switch off light-emitting objects and get thicker curtains to block outside sources. If you’re sensitive to noises too, these curtains also muffle sound –  very helpful if you’re living in the city.

Consider investing sleep optimization technology such earbuds weighted sleeping masks if you sleep a lot in shared spaces. The microbeads touch on key relaxation pressure points and blocks out light, making it the perfect alternative if you sleep with a pillow on your head. There are a lot of ambient noise apps and sleep earbuds you can try if you fall asleep faster with ambient noise.

Remember those warm, sticky summer nights that keep you awake? Ambient temperature plays a role in the sleep cycle. Turn the aircon’s cool settings down a little, cooler temperatures induce sleep better.

Keep distracting objects such as your phone in a drawer so you won’t be tempted to play with it when you can’t sleep. Making your sleeping environment optimal for sleeping, and that means removing things that prevent you from doing so.

Your Pre-Bedtime Rituals

What do you do before bedtime? They may be the culprits for keeping you awake.

Eating and drinking before bed, especially when you’re stuffed, isn’t just bad for your digestion, it also negatively impacts the quality of your sleep. There’s a heaviness that’s present when lying down with a full stomach that persists while your food is being digested, and it takes a while for it to go away. By that time, you’ve probably missed your bedtime.

Inversely, going to bed with an empty stomach is also bad. Your hunger will keep you awake, the churning in your stomach will wake you up. It’s ideal to eat a light dinner a few hours before sleeping, light being the keyword.

Some people’s sleeping problems are usually due to coffee late at night. Caffeine and nicotine, being stimulants, will keep you up and will wreck your sleeping habits. Alcohol will make you sleepy but you’ll pay for it with a parched mouth and bad aftertaste when you wake up.

Avoid late afternoon naps if you can. If it’s unavoidable, set an alarm for no longer than 30 minutes. The energy you gain, if unspent, will make you alert and active when you should start feeling sleepy.

Regularly exercising in the day will also help. You benefit by maintaining your weight and protecting your health, and it will also tire you out so by evening you’ll want to crash into bed. Keep your  regimen in the morning though, exercising boosts epinephrine which increases your heart beat and makes you more alert to react, which is the opposite of sleepy.

Sometimes, it’s not the environment or our habits that keep us awake. It’s the worries that hound us that make it hard to just shut down. Find an outlet for your thoughts to clear your head. Writing your thoughts in a journal helps. Try turning off the noise in your head by thinking, “Okay, that’s enough for today. Things will be better when I wake up”.  This mental trick will condition your brain into slowing down and starting the sleep cycle.

Stick to a Sleep Schedule

It’s the irregularity of our habits that confuses our body. Create a pre-bed routine and try to follow it as much as you can.

For example, start by having a light dinner. Take a warm bath after eating. This a cue for your body that you’re getting into relaxation mode.  Studies show taking a warm bath 90 minutes before bedtime helps in getting deep sleep. Then a nightcap. There are lot of herbal drinks you can take an hour before bedtime that helps induce sleep. Lavender tea is especially popular because it helps relieve stress, decreases anxiety, and improves sleep quality especially among people with anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. Don’t do this in your bed though. Your bed should only be for sleeping, making love and relaxation and it’s important that your body realizes this association.

Also, pee before sleeping. The call of nature will wake you up regardless, so better head to the toilet yourself.

Preventing yourself from mental stimulation is key. While there’s nothing wrong about reading a few pages of a novel, watching a bit of Youtube, you’ll never know what’s going to capture your attention. How many times have you been kept up by an idea that struck you before bed time? Precisely. That’s why it’s better to keep away from them.

Wake Up Right

Waking up plays a part as big as your bedtime routine in the sleep/wake cycle. Your body wakes you because you need food after fasting.

Have a hearty and healthy breakfast. It should include plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates (oatmeal, multigrain cereal) and no sugar. Your body will remember when breakfast is, so you’ll eventually wake up at the same time everyday.

During the day, get yourself some sunshine! Get a healthy dose of sunshine, but remember the sunscreen. A short, 10 minute walk will soak up the sunlight you need for your body. It releases hormones that increase the feeling of wakefulness.

Better yet, start your day with a morning jog – you’ve worked up a sweat, plus you’re fully awake!

 It’s About Cues, Habits and Discipline

What your body needs is consistency. It needs you to follow a sensible, day-to-day routine to know when you power you up and shut you down. Starting  a healthy sleep/wake routine to improve your sleep cycle is going to be hard, even more difficult trying to stick to it.

In the beginning it’s going to be challenging forcing yourself to go to bed earlier than usual, and you might just end up staring at the ceiling. But eventually, when your body picks up on your cues and adjusts, it sleep will visit you earlier.

Chiropractic Care Can Help Ear Infections

How Do Ear Infections Start?

Generally speaking, an ear infection can present itself as severe tenderness in the ear or side of the head. Depending on its severity, it may be followed with high fevers that persist for days, ringing in the ear, sleep disturbances, and loss of appetite. As the infection and fluid in the middle ear spreads, the symptoms often get worse and can accelerate to:

  • Extreme pressure causing debilitating headaches.
  • Difficulty hearing or sensitivity to even common sounds
  • Loss of balance or persistent dizziness

With these symptoms lasting anywhere from a few days to weeks, having a non-invasive way to help and prevent the onset of ear infections is important.

How Can Chiropractic Help Ear Infections?

In a recent pediatric study, the role of chiropractic care in helping ear infections was studied.

When antibiotics were left futile and only altered the child’s attitude and disturbed their sleep patterns, the parents turned to chiropractic care. Upon examination, the one-year-old infant showed signs of spinal misalignment in several areas. After receiving safe, spinal adjustments, twice a week for 6 weeks, the ear infections reduced in severity and the recurrence of ear infections ceased.

Is your child suffering with persistent ear infections? Are you looking for an all natural way to help? At Corrective Chiropractic, we invite you to schedule a complimentary spinal evaluation for your child. We have a proven track record working with the littlest of patients and are associated with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Click here to schedule your child’s first appointment.

Why You Should Start with a Corrective Plan

In health care, having a plan is the best way to ensure that you are able to achieve optimal results. Similar to how a personal trainer may put their clients on a nutrition or exercise regime to follow  your chiropractor should do the same. According to the experienced chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic, these are the five reasons why your chiropractor should put you on a corrective plan.

Corrective Plan Can Help Assess Your Spinal Health

When your chiropractor creates your corrective plan, they will do a thorough assessment. This is designed to get an accurate understanding of where your trouble spots are. This also helps see the level of misalignment you currently have, and the severity of your back issues. This is your baseline reading and gives your chiropractor a clear picture of what the future sessions will have to address to help you achieve the best results possible.

Monitoring Your Progress is Easier with a Corrective Plan

Without a plan in place, it will be difficult for your chiropractor to track what issues are still present. A corrective plan enables you to more completely track how you feel. Is also allows you to track what areas may continue causing you pain and discomfort. As the sessions progress, your chiropractor will be able to determine if you are achieving better health results or if a plan modification is needed.

Pinpoint Any Recurring Issues

If you visit your chiropractor sporadically it will be hard for them to have a thorough assessment of your back health. In these cases, you are continually updating them on how you feel and your initial pain areas. By having a spinal treatment plan, you are able to ensure that all of your pain areas are addressed and that your chiropractor has a near real-time glimpse into your back health, without the lengthy debriefing that occurs during infrequent visits.

Help Make Lifestyle Adjusts

Most lower back and neck pain can be traced back to how we sit or the activities we engage in. Working with your chiropractor, you will be able to get insights into how you can improve your back health through easy-to-implement every day practices such as avoiding slouching when looking at a mobile device. The key to a sound corrective plan is to find your most troublesome areas and learn how to lessen the stressors that may be exacerbating your discomfort in these areas.

Corrective Plan Keeps Your Back Healthy in All Conditions

In many cases, with regular visits, you and your chiropractor will be able to spot patterns of pain. For example, after a week of strenuous workouts, your chiropractor may notice that your lower back needs more attention. Whereas, after prolonged time sitting in front of your computer, your cervical spine may need adjusting. Either way, knowing these common stressors in your life can be factored into your corrective plan, allowing you to get the sustained relief you need.

When you partner with Corrective Chiropractic, we work with you to create a detailed spinal treatment plan that leverages our proven non-invasive and all-natural treatments. To schedule a complimentary phone consultation with one of our most trusted chiropractors, at a location convenient to you, click here.