Stress is something that plagues humanity even when we think that things are operating on some sort of "normal" level. When it comes down to it, stress and anxiety can come from a variety of factors, whether it's external factors, like your job, your spouse, your friends, or something else happening in your life. Stress can also come from internal factors, like lack of sleep, muscle tension, and more. Anxiety and stress can also be the byproduct of making unhealthy choices, like loafing on the couch all day instead of being productive.
Chiropractic adjustments happen to be a viable option for stress and anxiety relief, not to mention an alternative to surgeries and prescription medication.
First, chiropractic adjustments influence just about every area of the body. A significant amount of health studies have shown that spinal manipulation triggers an increase in healthy hormones released in the body (cortisol, neurotensin, and oxytocin), which helps boost neuro communication, provides drug-free pain relief, especially pain that comes along from inflammation.
At Barton Chiropractic, our treatments also help relieve tension in the body, especially the neck and spine, which helps reduce headaches and promotes a better night of sleep, which will reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.
If you have any questions about how we're providing our essential treatments in a safe and regulated environment, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients happy, healthy, and stress-free.
One great way to come out of this whole self-quarantine business a better person is to double-down on your fitness efforts. Since millions of Americans are staying at home for the greater good, millions of Americans now have that extra free time -- so there really isn't much of an excuse not to get in shape.
Our back muscles are important because they help minimize and absorb wear and tear, not to mention protect and cushion your spine.
Working out your back on a weekly basis (when done properly) will help you feel great and avoid future injury, too.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over a few ways to build that back.
First, invest in some kettlebells if you can. Kettlebell windmills are great for your back, not to mention lightweight good morning presses.
Squatting will also help build your back and your legs at the time -- it's a double-whammy. Just make sure you're not using too much weight. Make sure you're also practicing PERFECT form to avoid any strain or injury -- it's easy to develop bad habits when working out on your own. Squatting your body weight for higher reps is a good way to make sure you don't injure yourself.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic. We're doing everything in our power to provide essential services and assist our medical community during this time. Call today to learn more about who we are and what we do.
As more and more people continue to hunker down in their homes to self-quarantine, it's a good idea to start putting some restrictions on your screen time, which is bad for your eyes and can also lead to headaches and neck pain.
We spend a lot of time on our phones and on the computer while at home. And what do we do when we're not looking at those two screens? We stare at the television! That's a whole lot of screen time when it comes down to it.
Instead, try to give yourself a break by reading hard copies of books if you have them. Listen to podcasts and audiobooks to expand your horizon a bit and give your eyes and necks a rest while your ears pick up a bit of the slack.
Exercising is always a good excuse to get off the computer and off the couch, but we know that can be a challenge when gyms are closed and we don't have a whole lot of mobility.
If you must stare at your computer or smartphone screen, try to keep your neck straight. Stop craning your neck down to look at your smartphone -- it's really detrimental for your spine and your posture.
If you have head or neck pain that persists, even in the face of limiting your screen time, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about how our treatments can get you back to 100% well. We're still here to provide essential drug-free services to those who need -- all while keeping the highest standards of cleanliness and safety. Call today to learn more.
In this day and age, many of us are hard-pressed to identify a time in our recent lives where we took a day away from screens -- whether it be the computer, TV, or our smartphones. As a result, many people out there suffer from neck tension, neck pain, and some even tendonitis in the neck.
Tendonitis has to due with tendons suffering from inflammation which generally comes about from overuse and failing to practice good posture.
Many athletes experience neck tendonitis, especially MMA fighters, who often spend time "in the clinch," which really does a number on the neck. That's probably why many professional MMA fighters have close relationships with their local chiropractors.
The good news is that there are things you can do at home to help treat neck pain and tendonitis. For one, start stretching in the morning and in the evening -- even just 10 minutes each time will do your neck a tremendous amount of good.
Next, make sure that you limit excessive neck movement while you perform your own PT. Give yourself a week or two of limiting extraneous movement. Make sure you practice perfect posture and try to limit the amount of time you spend sitting during the day by standing.
Do minimal resistance exercises with your neck -- make sure not to overdo it, because you'll end up doing more harm than good. Slowly building your surrounding neck muscles will give you more support and provide pain relief.
Massage your neck -- do it with your own hands, if you have to. There are tons of good products on the market, but make sure you consult with a professional to make some recommendations.
Chiropractic treatment is also a drug-free alternative to medication and surgery that will help treat your neck pain the all-natural way. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more.
When it comes to diets and individual's bodies, not all are created equal. Some diets get good results for certain types of people, and certain people's bodies respond better to certain types of food than others.
During this time of Coronavirus pandemic and paranoia, it's important to dial in your nutrition regiment so it gets the results you're looking for during this time.
First, you want to eat plenty of foods that will boost your immune system. Red peppers have even more Vitamin C than oranges if you can believe it, and none of the sugar.
You'll want to stay away from foods with processed sugar, which will drive inflammation, which will actually compromise your immune system.
If you're going to drink caffeine, try to stick with black coffee -- and only drink one or two cups daily. Over-caffeinating will mess with your sleep and increase your anxiety -- which is a horrible recipe during this time.
Ginger and turmeric root are two amazing ingredients to any diet that will improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Put them both in a veggie smoothie for a green rush of energy each morning.
Try to limit your cheat days to once per week, and have it come well-earned at the end of a week of making good choices for yourself, that way it comes with zero guilt.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today if you have any questions about how to boost your health during this trying time. We're here for anything you need.