Have you ever tried walking in one shoe? Feels awkward and unbalanced, right? Plus, if you do it long enough, the imbalance it causes would be really bad for your feet, knees, hips, back and even your neck. Unfortunately, many of my patients have been doing just this very thing for years without realizing it.
When your body becomes unbalanced, either because of a trauma or just through your daily routine, that imbalance creates poor body mechanics and a higher risk for long term soft tissue damage. And it might seem like I’m overstating the obvious, but this is what you want to avoid. You wouldn’t drive your car with bad alignment, because you know this will cause premature wear and tear on parts of your car. It’s time to start treating your body at least as well as you treat your car.
If it’s been a while since your last adjustment, call the office today to get back in to balance. I look forward to seeing you!
– Dr. Julie
At least once a week, a patient will say to me, “I have so much more energy since I started getting adjusted, why is that?” This is a question I really enjoy answering, because it makes such a profound difference in someone’s life.
The physical, chemical and emotional stress of being in persistent pain and out of alignment will alter the way your body functions. The irritation of your nervous system makes your body much less able to deal with the normal stresses of daily life.
The solution? Restore normal balance to your body with regular chiropractic care. Health is the “music” your body plays when all of your systems are working in unison instead of being interrupted by pain signals all the time. If you’re feeling sluggish, weak and tired because you’re in pain, an adjustment may just be the thing YOU need to get back in tune.
Anyone who has ever had a bad night’s sleep knows how you can easily develop a love hate relationship with your pillow. Too soft, too hard, too flat, too hot… It’s a nighttime version of Goldilocks, except that the perfect pillow never seems to come along. And packaging labels don’t necessarily help because there’s no uniform definition of terms. An in-store squeeze of a pillow is not going to tell you what it’s like to sleep on it all night.
I believe the best way to shop is to start with your dominant sleeping position – that’s the position you settle into and is likely to be your favorite. The right pillow keeps your head and neck aligned without losing your neck’s natural curve. Many pillows are now labeled that way.
The next time you’re in the office, ask for my flowchart that will help you find the best pillow for you.
– Dr. Julie