So you have possibly tried all sorts of pain relief treatments and you are asking yourself how chiropractic care would be any different. Good question.
While most treatments are known for targeted or symptom specific pain relief, chiropractic care is known for its holistic treatment. Chiropractors address the overall health and well-being of their patients. Besides performing chiropractic adjustments and massages for pain relief, chiropractors also focus on your diet and exercise routines that can help you manage fatigue. They will talk you through all aspects of your lifestyle. A combination of the patient’s history and a physical examination helps them to come up with a proper diagnosis.
In winter, comfort food is very tempting and very much the ‘go-to’ (sweets and carbohydrates). Often we are too tired to cook, we wind up getting fast foods, which leaves us even more vulnerable to fatigue.
A structured diet plan will be recommended by the chiropractor if need be. These may include food that contain essential fatty acids like, Omega 3 (highly concentrated fish oil), elements of magnesium, or linoleic acids. Doctors recommend high amounts of lean proteins (e.g., poultry, fish, lean red meats), eggs, beans, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. These food recommendations offer a number of benefits such as helping with anxiety, relieving migraines and mental issues such as depression.
The temptation to let that gym membership expire or put away your running shoes in winter is highly likely. All you want to do is bundle up. But chiropractors recommend gentle exercises to help you manage the winter fatigue, to help increase metabolic rate and brain stimuli. Thirty minutes of exercise about four-six times a week is usually recommended. Exercise keeps endorphins pumping in your body, helping keep you energized to combat the winter blues. It also flushes out bacteria, unwanted waste from the body, thus, reducing the chances of colds, cough and flue.
It is more than just a means of pain relief; the vital aim is to restore the body to its optimal health in a natural way. Therefore, a visit to the chiropractor may leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized this winter.