Planning to take a vacation this summer? Good for you! Finally, having that much-needed breather is what your body needs. Just a little reminder though: interesting things happen on vacations… our behavior patterns change, we tend to let loose and eat and drink whatever we want. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but if you’ve been living a healthier lifestyle—like eating organic food, having daily exercises and taking multivitamins—and you suddenly take yourself off from these routines to enjoy your vacation, then expect to feel less energy, vitality, and wellbeing than you usually do. This is because the healthier a person is the MORE they will feel bad when they DON’T take care of themselves.
Now, this is actually a good sign! Contrary to what most people believe, if you stop your healthy habits and felt nothing different in your body, that means you’re not well enough yet to perceive the difference. Until you get to the point where when you stop eating organic foods or where you miss exercise for a few days or a few weeks and your energy drops, you are still not healthy enough and should keep up the good habits and lifestyle for a few more years.
So if you’ve been receiving chiropractic care for years, you can’t just take a break for a couple of weeks or months and see if you feel different without care. Health is about eliminating destructive survival values like spinal subluxations, and no matter how good or bad you feel — subluxations don’t take vacations! In fact, you’ll most likely produce more of them during your vacation you than you did during your daily routine.
It is important to note that subluxations may cause many health problems, including digestive issues, headaches, low energy, impaired lung function and instability anytime. This is because it negatively impacts various biomechanical and physiological processes. Some of the risk factors that contribute to developing them are:
- Accidents – like car accidents
- Repetitive Movements – done during work, hobbies, sports or exercise
- Bulging or Herniated Discs
- Physical Injuries – caused by physical force, impact, slips or falls
- Inflammation – caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water or psychological stress
- Other Physical Stressors – like having poor posture and bad form when exercising
- Wear and Tear – associated with aging
- Joint and Bone Diseases – like arthritis or osteoporosis which can cause changes to the spine or intervertebral discs
- Joint Swelling – damage done to the intervertebral joint
Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to treat subluxations. It is a process of generating self-healing and overall health and wellness—which is an ongoing process and not just an event. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct subluxations. They offer a beneficial treatment which focuses on a specific area of the spine, to restore normal alignment and improve the brain-body connection. And the clearer your neurological connection the easier it is to make constructive health choices, and this can only be achieved through committing to chiropractic care.
Discover if optimizing your spinal structure and neural behavior can help you on your journey by calling us at 303-998-1000 or clicking this link for a complimentary consultation so you can discover what more is available to you.