5 Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor During the Holidays
‘Tis the season for family, food and cheer. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for weight gain, stress and unexpected injuries. The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but it can also leave your body aching and wondering when it will all be over. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to take care of yourself and reduce the toll the holiday season takes on your body. Scheduling an appointment with your chiropractor is a great place to start. Check out these reasons to visit your chiropractor during the holiday season.
- Stress. It’s no secret that the holiday season is stressful. Whether you’re struggling to find the money to pay for expensive gifts, trying to find time to prepare large holiday meals or acting as a mediator in family fights, the stress of the season can really wear you down. Your body deals with that stress by tensing up, and many people experience low back pain, headaches, etc. at this time of year. Chiropractic treatment is a powerful tool in the battle against stress, and you’ll likely feel better after just one session.
- Travel. Spending a lot of time on the road or tensing up before and during travel is also hard on your body. Even sleeping in a strange bed takes a toll. Your chiropractor can fix everything from a kink in your neck caused by sleeping on the wrong pillow to a sciatica flare-up caused by a long car ride.
- Cold & Flu Season. The holiday season lines up perfectly with cold and flu season. Believe it or not, regular chiropractic adjustments help align your nervous system and improve immune system function. Your chiropractor may even be able to help with sinus infections and ear infections.
- Depression. When the days get shorter, our vitamin D levels drop. Low vitamin D levels combined with the stress of the holiday season contribute to depression in many Americans. Because chiropractic adjustments improve overall nervous system function, they play a role in easing depression. Eliminating pain and improving balance goes a long way toward improving your mood.
- Shopping. If you’re like most people, you’ll be doing a significant amount of shopping this holiday season. All that time spent walking on concrete floors and carrying packages does a number on your body. While it’s important to exercise caution while shopping to avoid injury, it’s also a good idea to see your chiropractor.