Chiropractors utilize the chiropractic adjustment to remove a patient's subluxations (or misalignments) that are found in a patient's vertebrae.
It can make a HUGE difference in your overall health. If you leave your spine and back unchecked and neglected, your subluxations could end up disrupting the brain/body communication system. This can end up causing an entire slew of problems. Subluxations can be complex and can come about by accident, injury, muscle tightness, stress, over (or under) stretched ligaments, in addition to other instabilities.
An adjustment can do a great job of addressing these core issues by realigning subluxations directly. You can use additional therapies which will help to stabilize and optimize the body, which will do a whole lot for your health and wellness.
Read on for a few ways to get the most out of your chiropractic adjustment.
Continue to Stretch
If you work at an office or if you're on your feet all day, stretching before or after your day (or both!) is a great way to keep your body flexible and able to withstand the everyday wear and tear. Try to incorporate yoga stretches that engage your spine for added benefits.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Water has so many health benefits, including removing toxins from the body, as well as keeping your joints and spinal discs supple and lubricated. Be sure to drink plenty of water and disperse this practice throughout your day. It's a good rule to drink about half your weight in ounces -- meaning, if you're 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces daily.
In this go, go, go culture, you need to make sure you take the time to get your requisite 7.5-9 hours of sleep nightly. Sleep on your side or your back, if you're able to. Springing for pillows that support your neck and hips is well worth the investment. Nice pillows between the knees and behind the neck equal better spine alignment and takes some portion of the stress and strain from your spine as well as your other joints.
Of course, the best way to continue to experience the benefits of chiropractic care is to be committed to continuous spine health. We can help you achieve this at Barton Chiropractic Care. We're the spine alignment, chiropractic adjustment specialists in Homewood, IL.