The holidays are in full swing, and you might already be feeling the festive spirit. Along with all the joy and love, the holiday season can also be equally exhausting, both mentally and physically. In fact, many people experience increased levels of body pain, stress, and even injuries.
Find out how professional chiropractic care can make your holidays less painful and more enjoyable.
Help You Prepare For or Recover From Holiday Travel
Though the idea of traveling with friends and family can be exciting, the long flight or car ride to get there certainly isn’t.
From hauling heavy luggage to sitting cooped up in uncomfortable seats, long-distance holiday travel can cause severe discomfort, including lower back pain. A great way to relieve tension when traveling is to take frequent breaks from sitting and give your body time to stretch and recover. However, this might not always be possible, especially when traveling by air.
Strengthen and Relax Your Decorating Muscles
If you’re not careful, holiday decorations can turn quite painful—literally. In fact, some of the most common types of injuries during Christmas are from falling injuries or back strain.
Get the whole family involved with holiday decorations. This is not only more fun, quicker, and safer, but you also won’t have to worry about carrying heavy boxes by yourself. Avoid stretching or reaching to hang a decoration and prevent back, shoulder, and arm pain. Remember to practice proper ladder safety when hanging lights or other decorations, too.
Fortunately, whole-body vibration therapy effectively strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, and healing from holiday fatigue.
Aid in Digesting All the Holiday Treats
Healthy eating often takes a backseat to all those delicious Christmas meals we look forward to. As a result, all the sugary, processed foods, extra fat, and alcohol can take a toll on our liver and overall health.
On the bright side, chiropractic treatment is for more than just back pain. Spinal manipulation and other chiropractic treatments focus on healing the central nervous system, which in turn improves the health of other body systems, including the digestive system. Periodic visits to a specialist can help your body ease the digestion process, eliminate toxins, and even avoid heartburn.
Prevent Headaches, Migraines, and the Common Cold
Holiday stress can often manifest as migraines and tension headaches and ruin the season for you. Furthermore, the changing weather can also weaken your immune system resulting in a bad cold.
Chiropractic adjustments, spinal manipulation, whole-body vibrations, massage therapy, and other treatments reduce stress levels and promote your body’s natural healing abilities. Don’t let a headache or flu stop you from enjoying the holidays to the fullest—visit an experienced chiropractor to rejuvenate your body and stay healthy!
A Gift of Self Care Just For You
Be it last-minute shopping or longer work hours, the Christmas season can be a busy time for many people. But, it is still important to stop and take time for yourself. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage therapy session and feel the stress melt away.
If you still are struggling with pain or discomfort this holiday season, book an appointment with Hands-On Health Care & Chiropractic by calling 727-937-6740 today, or contact us on our website for more information.