5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor this Holiday Season
The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many. While there is so much to be grateful for, it is also easy to get wrapped up in everything and forget to take care of your own health. Putting others first on occasion can be beneficial, but when it is constant, the toll on your body can be huge. There are some easy ways to stay healthy during the holiday season. This article discusses 5 reasons why it is good to visit your chiropractor during the holiday season.
VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR REASON #1: STRESS
Dealing with the holidays can be stressful, whether you are hosting multiple Hanukkah dinner, Christmas parties or it’s your turn to host Christmas dinner. Your body deals with stress by tensing up, headaches, neck pain, low back pain, jaw pain, stomach aches, etc. Many people “throw their back out” every year around the holidays because they get stressed out and don’t do anything about taking care of their own body. Put yourself first, fix the cause of the problem, and get adjusted to treat and prevent injuries from happening repeatedly. Chiropractic is great to deal with the negative effects of stress on the body. Our office is like Santa’s Workshop for your body during the holiday season.
VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR REASON #2: TRAVELING
A kink in the neck from sleeping on a bad pillow, sore shoulder from lifting heavy suitcases, sciatica pain from a 12 hour car ride. Long lines at the airports, pressure changes in the cabin of a plane, carrying heavy bags and sleeping on a bed that’s not yours all takes a toll on your body. Chiropractic is great for helping treat injuries brought on by wear and tear off the travel season! Before and after your next trip, get adjusted. Your body (and in-laws) will thank you! **Travel tip** Pack a tennis ball in your carry on and use it as a self-massager whenever you need a break. Put it between your back and a wall, and lean into it, using as much pressure as you can. Roll side to side and up and down to give yourself some quick relief!
VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR REASON #3: COLD & FLU
Being stuck indoors, weaker immune systems and stress can all impact our health. Getting adjusted regularly can balance the nervous system, boost the immune system, promote lymph drainage and strengthen the lungs and other organs. It also helps eliminate and excrete toxins that can make us unhealthy. After all Tis the Season for Cold & Flu, even if you live in sunny California like us.
VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR REASON #4: SLUGGISH DIGESTION
During the holidays, we eat more, the food we eat is heavier, it’s not as fresh, we consume less fruits and vegetables, and our meals contain more starches & sugars, and less fiber. This can affect our digestion in many ways. We can become constipated, bloated, gassy, or have heartburn. Overall this is a large impact on our digestion because it affects the nervous system, which in turn controls the nerves that go to our stomach and intestines. If this communication is not running smoothly, our digestion can slow down. Chiropractic Adjustments can get your bowels running smoothly again and help keep you regular throughout the winter.
VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR REASON #5: GIFTS, HEAVY GIFTS AND MORE GIFTS
Over-doing it when you are shopping by carrying bags and boxes that are too heavy for you can cause shoulder and elbow pain. Even if you do all your shopping on-line, those boxes are still heavy to move and especially take a toll when hiding them from the kids until December 25th. That Foosball table for the children looked great on-line until you realized how heavy the box is? Loading and unloading heavy boxes into your back seat can throw your back out. Be careful when shopping to avoid injury but know that Dr. Tannenbaum and his staff can put you back together, so you don’t have to miss all the great deals.
If you are busy baking, cooking, cleaning, shopping, hosting, shoveling and just need to take care of yourself, just do it! Tannenbaum Chiropractic is relaxing, stress free, our staff is wonderful, and we love the Holidays. So, give yourself a gift that feels great this year.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019 for you and your family! Happy Holidays from Tannenbaum Chiropractic