As ‘Black Friday’ quickly approaches you can almost see the stress of the holiday season on the faces of your friends and coworkers. With the pressures of the economy, traveling and shopping, a visit to a walk in chiropractor can make a huge difference.
10 Reasons to ‘Take a Load Off’ at an Olathe Walk In Chiropractor’s Office
1. Stress Relief
Stress causes your body to tighten up. Holding this position for long can cause headaches, neck pain and even pain in your jaw.
The holidays can cause stress for several reasons. The loss of a loved one is often harder during the holidays. Spending time with family members who don’t always agree, dealing with longer lines in the airport, driving in poor weather and even the financial strain of gifts can all lead to stress.
A quick trip to a walk in chiropractor can relieve pressure on your head and neck, restoring motion to the joints.
2. Back Pain Relief after Lifting Boxes and Hanging Lights
During the holiday season, we often drag out heavy boxes full of ornaments, trees and other decorations. Abnormal motion injuries occur when you’re pushing and pulling heavy items. This can put a strain on your back.
Remember to lift heavy objects by bending at the knee, and, whatever you do, don’t twist your body while your holding something heavy!
3. Fight off Colds and Flu More Easily
Have you ever wondered why winter is the season for sickness? Decreased vitamin D levels from less sun exposure, spending most of our time indoors and increased sugar intake all weaken your immune system.
Plus, during the holidays, we’re often living in ‘close quarters’ with other family members or friends. This can leave us susceptible to virus’ and bacteria through finger foods or even on door knobs and other surfaces.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can boost your immune system and help to restore lymph drainage. This helps to strengthen your lungs and other organs, prevent ear and sinus infections and keep you healthy.
4. Quicker Recovery from Traveling
Heading to the in-laws for the holidays? Sitting in a car or on an airplane for an extended period of time can cause low back pain and sciatica. Falling asleep while sitting up (like in an airplane or hopefully a passenger seat) can strain the muscles in your neck and cause headaches.
A visit to a walk in chiropractor after a trip can restore motion to your joints that have become locked up or fixated during your travels.
5. It may be FREE
If you haven’t used all of the money in your flex account, your visit to a chiropractor could be free. You may also have met your deductible for your insurance plan by now. If this is the case (depending on the plan) any health-related services you receive until Dec 31st could be covered.
6. Pain Relief After Raking Leaves or Shoveling Snow
7. Lower Back Pain Relief after Some Serious Shopping
If you’re thinking about braving the crowds on Black Friday this year, keep these tips in mind: Lift heavy boxes and bags with your legs. Remember to bend at the knee. If you’re standing in line for long periods of time, squat once and awhile, shift your weight and sit down whenever you can to give your lower back a break.
8. Headache Relief
There are several reasons for a headache. Remember, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Tight muscles can pull on the base of your skull.
Remember, it’s best to be evaluated by a chiropractor to rule out more serious reasons for headaches.
9. Regulate the Emotional Ups and Downs
The holiday season can be depressing for those who have recently lost a loved one or aren’t able to make it home to visit family. Stress, coupled with shorter days during the winter months can take its toll on your emotions.
Chiropractic adjustments help to balance the nervous system and eliminate pain. Being pain free and healthier could be enough to restore a more uplifting mood and outlook.
10. It Feels Great! –
If you find yourself entertaining, cooking, cleaning, shoveling, shopping, wrapping, decorating and just need a break, you may not need to know about all the science that backs it up. A chiropractic adjustment is relaxing, helps to relieve stress and just feels great!
If you’d like to see if chiropractic care can help with your specific condition, give our clinic a call at 913-764-6237 or schedule an appointment by clicking below!