It's that time of year again, when we make New Year's resolutions. Many resolutions have to do with one's health or finances. Who wouldn't want to feel better, save money, and maybe even lose a few pounds? Chiropractic treatment may be advantageous if that sounds like your New Year's resolutions.
Let's start with physical health. Many people suffer from back pain, headaches, joint pain, neck pain, and other types of chronic pain. One of chiropractic's key goals is to naturally relieve pain. By aligning your spine and joints, chiropractors can usually relieve or eliminate back and neck pain, joint pain, and headaches.
You'll be able to – and want to – exercise more if you're not in as much pain. Being pain-free will make it easier for you to keep to your New Year's resolution of getting in shape.
Chiropractic therapy is also a great way to prevent injury when exercising or participating in sports.
What about that New Year's resolution to lose weight? It's simple: If you suffer less and exercise more, you're more likely to lose weight. Chiropractic care also helps to boost your metabolism. When your nerve system isn't functioning properly due to misalignments, it's more difficult for your brain to connect with your body and vice versa. This could affect how well your body performs, particularly your metabolism. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to increase metabolism, making it easier to lose weight and burn fat.
If your resolutions include being more fiscally responsible and saving money, choose chiropractic! Going to the chiropractor doesn’t mean you’ll never need prescription medications, but many patients have been able to resolve issues through chiropractic treatments without the need for prescriptions. By keeping your body functioning at its best, chiropractic treatment often prevents people from needing expensive surgeries with lots of downtime, pain and lost wages.
Many New Year’s resolutions include improved mental health. People want to prevent or better control anxiety and depression. Chiropractic treatments promote sleep, relieve tension in your muscles and encourage your body to function better and relax by increasing your output of “happy hormones” such as cortisol and oxytocin.