As most people in this great country of ours have been observing social distancing and shelter in place regulations, it's likely that many of us might have put our own health protocols on the backburner, especially those of us who undergo physical therapy or visit a specialist on anything close to a normal basis.
If your neck, your back, your legs, or even your sinuses are out of whack, chiropractic treatment is considered essential during these times. As more businesses start opening up, it's okay to start thinking about continuing with your wellness protocol if you've put it on hold.
If you have any questions about how you can safely get back to your normal chiropractic treatment, we're here to help. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to learn more. Our treatments have been shown to help boost your immune system, promote a good night of sleep, reduce anxiety, and much, much more. Chiropractic treatment offers a plethora of great benefits during these uncertain times.
Now that we're starting to see some lightening up when it comes to restrictions as well as a limited amount of non-essential businesses set to open up in larger and more liberal counties like Los Angeles, it's pretty safe to say that we can get out of crisis mode and start to focus a little more on our own health in conjunction with doing a service to those in our community who are more susceptible to COVID-19. As the world opens back up, it's important to keep a few things in mind when it comes to your own health and immune system.
If you've been social distancing and staying indoors, it's important to start reintroducing yourself to the outside world. It's also starting to become okay to meet with one or two people here and there to start getting back in touch with our humanity. It's also important to trade biomes with other human beings so our immune systems can basically exchange data (whether it's pathogens your immune system defeats and logs for future invasions or beneficial bacteria that we exchange when we come into contact with human beings. It's when we limit contact and exposure to flora and fauna that our immune systems become weakened, so keep this in mind as you reintroduce yourself to the outside world.
Exercising and staying on top of your cardio is an especially good idea during this time. Try to run either early in the morning or in the evening to limit your contact with other human beings as we all make this awkward transition back to some semblance of normalcy.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic to learn about how our essential treatments can benefit your immune system.
Stiffness in the neck can come about from our extracurricular activities as well as our vocations, not to mention from our at-home routines. Whether you're spending a significant amount of time sitting in the car or at the desk for your job, it's likely that you'll contend with neck stiffness at some point, especially with how preoccupied so many of us are with our smartphones and electronic devices.
Neck stiffness can be treated in a variety of ways and should never be dealt with in terms of quick fixes. At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we help patients dealing with neck pain to regain mobility and range of motion pain-free, so they can go about their lives happily and in good health.
There's a few things you can do at home to treat your neck stiffness, one of which includes yoga and practicing neck stretches and motions that will build strength and improve mobility. Hot and cold therapy can also be used to reduce pain you experience while working through your neck stiffness.
Things might even get a little worse before they get better, but with commitment, you'll notice pain decrease and range of motion increase in your neck. It's well-worth the investment. If you have neck pain that persists strength training, stretching, and PT, contact Barton Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation. We're here to provide essential treatments for neck and back pain during this time.
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.