When lower back pain hits it can be hard to maintain everyday activities, keep up at work, or rest comfortably at night. A health and wellness appointment to your family chiropractor can provide pain and tension relief. Find the benefits of alternatives to trying a self chiropractic adjustment for the lower back while you are in between appointments. When pain levels increase, or when tension begins to impact lower back comfort, trying to do a self chiropractic lower back adjustment at home can make a difference in your health in a negative way. . It can be dangerous and cause increased pain and risk of injury.  How the Spine Works The spine is comprised of 33 small, circular bones stacked on top of one another known as vertebrae. In between each bone, there is a disc of tissue providing cushion, support, and comfort. Being made up of bone, the spine is durable and able to withstand the stress and tension that we associate with everyday tasks and labor. Inside the spine, however, we find the spinal cord. The spinal cord is delicate and vulnerable, which is why it’s protected by the spinal column. The spinal cord is responsible for sending
How Long Does It Take to Realign Your Spine Do you often wonder if your spine can actually be “out” and if it can be adjusted? Are you worried about the health of your spine and how long it may take to realign? If so, you are in the right place as we will discuss all of these sought-after questions! In a perfect world, the alignment of your spine would be in proper form, and you would see your spine in a straight line. What this means is that your body would maintain relatively straight from your head, down to your shoulders and back, and all the way down to your feet. If your whole body is aligned with your spine, it could prevent you from having long-term pain, allowing for you to have good posture, and allow for your nervous system to function optimally! Now on the other side, when there is a misalignment in the spine, this could actually impair your general range of motion in your spine and cause severe problems which can affect your quality of life. You may be able to tell if there is a misalignment in your spine, as you will more than
Psychological Effects of Quarantine, How Quarantine Stress Affects Your Body With the worldwide pandemic, and the exponential spread of COVID-19, world leaders have been left with no choice but to respond with a mandatory lockdown for individuals all around the world. The quick response time of imposing the lockdown has increased the effect and impact of stress that has been induced on people, which has in turn, taken a toll on many people’s mental health. Being in quarantine or knowing someone in quarantine can be a scary feeling and a stressful experience where many people do not know what to do. For the duration of these times, it is especially important to be looking out for those people who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis than others, as everyone can cope with stress differently. The different levels that the psychological impact of quarantine can bring may effect many people around the world. During times of stress, it is crucial to take care of your mental health and body and ensure that you are feeding it with the necessary nutrients it requires, along with regular exercise.  The link between stress and spending time in quarantine can be
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