Why You Need to Visit a Chiropractor Over the Holidays
Tis’ the season to be jolly! It’s the season for giving, but it can also take a lot out of you. Sometimes, stress goes along with holiday giving and joy. Whether it’s triggered by family visits, the pressure to create special memories, or even last-minute work duties, stress can throw off your physical wellness. Even more, this stress can be accompanied by headaches and migraines, pain in the neck and lower back, or arthritis. And, we know it’s hard to be jolly when you’re stressed or in pain. So, as the holidays approach, why not give yourself a gift as well, such as a visit to the chiropractor? Continue on to learn why it may be beneficial to visit a chiropractor over the holidays.
Headache and Migraine Relief
Are you one of the many Americans who suffer from headaches or migraines? If so, you’re not alone. As many as 9 out of 10 of us report having headaches. Additionally, some studies estimate that more than 32 million people in this country suffer from migraines. In many cases, headaches and migraines result from muscle tension in the neck and upper back. And, research shows that in these cases spinal manipulation may be a good treatment for headaches.
Thus, scheduling a few chiropractic sessions before the holidays can make a big difference. It can help to ensure that your time spent with loved ones isn’t compromised by needless pain and suffering.
Freedom From Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain are perhaps the least jolly things that one can experience during the holiday season. However, the good news is that chiropractic care can help ease the pain resulting from these conditions. Patients report the following benefits after receiving a chiropractic adjustment for neck and lower back pain:
- reduced pain
- improvement in overall function
- higher satisfaction with treatment
- reduced need for pain medicine
Most importantly, less pain and pain medication means that you can be more present during the holidays. After all, everyone deserves to enjoy this special time of year to the fullest.
Reduce Symptoms of Arthritis
The benefits of chiropractic treatment go beyond treating neck and back pain. In fact, chiropractic care is also used to treat certain types of arthritis. In particular, one British analysis of almost 100 studies found that chiropractic treatment also had a positive result on knee osteoarthritis. Another published study found that treating osteoarthritis with chiropractic sessions was better than a treatment plan without it. Therefore, if you are having issues with arthritic swelling, stiffness and joint pain, chiropractic care may provide the relief you’re looking for.
It’s Not Just For Pain
Besides treating the conditions above, you may find it beneficial to visit a chiropractor to improve your health in other ways. Some of these include:
- better sleep quality
- lower blood pressure
- less fatigue and more energy
- boosting the immune system
- general stress reduction
Visit a Chiropractor This Holiday Season
At Maryland Chiropractic and Physical Medicine, we believe the gift you receive with chiropractic care goes beyond yourself. In fact, the relief you experience will benefit the whole family. When you’re free of pain, you have more time and energy to make memories with loved ones. To schedule your next chiropractic visit with us, click here.