According to the World Health Organization, stress is the number one health problem in the industrialized world. During the holidays, stress is often times at an all time high. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, muscle tension in the neck and back, neck and back pain, headaches, irritability and many other problems. It’s important to manage your stress so that it won’t ruin the holidays.
For many, this time of the year is filled with stress as holiday activities (shopping, decorating, cooking, and cleaning) are added to normal day-to day responsibilities. With this extra stress, many experience headaches. However, headaches do not have to be part of your holiday festivities. There are many natural ways to relieve headaches so that you can enjoy the holidays.
It is officially flu season. Advertisements for flu shots are all around us - at the grocery store, pharmacy, and even the airport! For those who are looking for a natural treatment for the flu this winter, chiropractic may be the answer. Check out this video about how adult and pediatric chiropractic care can help boost the immune system.
Back pain is a common occurrence during the holidays. Common holiday activities like shopping, cooking, and decorating can put a lot of stress on the back. Low back pain can put a real damper on the cheer of the holiday season. The good news is that there are ways to relieve or minimize the pain.
The holidays mean lots of running around for many people. This can put a lot of stress on the feet and possibly lead to increased back pain. Before making the trip to the mall, grocery store, or neighborhood caroling, make sure that you have the right pair of shoes. Many sacrifice comfort for fashion when choosing shoes, but the body often suffers for days from this. Taking care of your feet this holiday season can decrease foot and back pain.
Regular exercise is a great way to gear the body up for the rigors of the holiday season. Many people don’t realize the toll that long hours shopping, cooking, decorating, and wrapping presents put on the body. If your body isn’t conditioned for this ‘holiday workout’ you are putting your body at risk for injury and back and body pain. No one wants their holiday season ruined by injury or pain!
It is especially hard to eat healthy during the holidays. There are work holiday parties, kids’ school holiday parties, mom’s freshly baked cookies, and family celebrations. The cookies, treats, snacks, and unhealthy foods are plentiful. How can you avoid overeating during the holidays?
Kids tend not to complain about neck and back pain. So I am often asked: “Why would kids ever need infant or pediatric chiropractic care?” I think you might get an idea as to why after watching this video. It shows some of the common, everyday injuries kids experience. Most parents find their child had many similar falls to the ones shown after viewing it. So watch the video and perhaps you will no longer question why kids can have problems in their spines!
Sleigh Family Chiropractic can help relieve the pain and injuries from long hours of commuting and other driving in Chicagoland. The average daily commute here is 30 minutes each way. When you add travel time for appointments, sporting events and other social activities daily drive time can be hours.
Here is the full transcript of our YouTube video about the Pelvic Rock prenatal exercise for pregnant women. This exercise helps moms to be alleviate and avoid back pain during pregnancy.