Whether or not you regularly workout, it's a good idea to see the chiropractor for routine adjustments. Studies "have found clinical benefit to the participants from chiropractic treatment, some showing superiority of short and long-term effects."
Chiropractor care not only helps with alleviating pain and helping your body heal after injury but can also keep everything aligned and functioning correctly--as the body is all interconnected.
For example, did you know chiropractors can help relieve ongoing headaches or migraines? Yes, seriously! Using spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, or neuromuscular massages (among other techniques) can help manage and even prevent headaches.
Additionally, chiropractors can work with you to strengthen your posture and fix alignment issues. Many of us suffer from uneven hips, poor posture, or compressed spines--either from injury or prolonged sitting (like at your desk). Using various adjustments and techniques--and by teaching patients how to make minor adjustments at home--chiropractors can help us heal and strengthen our bodies over time. They can even offer exercises to implement into your workout and at-home stretching routines.
While a visit to the chiropractor may seem like an unnecessary and expensive addition to your already busy schedule, we strongly suggest giving it a go. Especially as many of us have spent the last two years sitting in front of screens for work, school, and play, we must tend to any poor posture habits we may have developed.
Start by looking for affordable chiropractors who offer introductory specials for new patients in your area. We also recommend looking for someone who is experienced working with athletes and injuries that often occur in the gym. It's okay to shop around too--you want to find the best fit for you and your health needs!
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