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Cornerstone Chiropractic Newsletter - January 2023

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care in the Winter Months

January is the time of year where many of us are prioritizing new goals, especially when it comes to our health. The winter months are also a time that we experience more body aches & pains, and are making every effort to build our immune systems to protect us from illness, colds and injuries. Whether you have a few aches or pains or want to avoid illness and injuries, visiting the chiropractor can help you protect your health in many ways.

Anderson adjustment

1. Easing the Pain of Winter Injuries
Although many people become less active during the winter months, a surprising number of injuries occur when it’s cold outside. Weather-related injuries are just as likely to happen during your free time, particularly if you enjoy winter sports like skiing, sledding, snowboarding and ice skating. Even venturing outside your front door can be hazardous – slipping on an icy sidewalk, sprains or strains, causing misalignments in your spine.

Chiropractic care eases pain and stiffness in your muscles, tissues, and joints, and reduces inflammation naturally. Dr. Anderson and the doctors at Cornerstone Chiropractic use several techniques designed to treat pain, including spinal manipulation through adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, and ultrasound therapy.

2. Lowering Your Risk of Injuries
Your spine supports the weight of your body, protects your spinal cord, and makes it easy to move, walk, and bend. During an injury, one or more of the vertebrae that make up the spine may move out of alignment. Misalignments, or subluxations, press on nerves, triggering pain or pull on muscles, creating imbalances that may make one side of your body weaker than the other. When muscles and joints are weak, it’s easier to lose your balance when you’re zooming down the slopes or simply trying to avoid slipping on a patch of ice.

Spinal manipulation, a common chiropractic treatment, can help improve balance and strength. During an adjustment, your chiropractor realigns the vertebrae in your spine; once your spine is properly aligned, muscle tension, a key factor in imbalances, decreases. Regular visits for adjustments, even if you don’t notice any symptoms, corrects imbalances and subluxations that could cause falls or injuries. If getting in shape or trying a new sport was one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll want to schedule a visit with Cornerstone Chiropractic before you begin your new fitness routine.

3. Helping You Stay Healthier
Although it’s impossible to completely prevent illness, chiropractic treatment can help you avoid winter sickness such as colds and the flu. If out-of-place vertebrae press on nerves essential for immune system functioning, it may be harder for your body to find and kill germs. Regular adjustments correct misalignments before they can cause pain or affect your immune system.

Chiropractic treatments also decrease inflammation in your body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to many diseases and conditions, including heart disease, asthma, allergies & arthritis.

Cornerstone Chiropractic is here to help you stay healthy year-round. If you’re ready to make a winter appointment, give us a call today at (214) 383-9170.

New Year Tips

Prioritizing Your Health in the New Year

Dr. Anderson shares some quick tips for healthy living:

1)  Eat a balanced diet – Avoid processed foods and load up on nutrient-dense veggies & high-quality protein sources. And drink lots of water!
2) Get moving – I recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily for muscle and heart conditioning
3)  Mind your mind – Prioritize your mental and emotional well being – meditate, pray, take time for self care
4)  Get a good night’s rest – Sleep resets your body and is a vital component to good health
5)  Simplify – Eliminate distraction and declutter for a stress free environment

Special Announcement – It’s A Girl!

Anderson baby girl

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Anderson on the birth of their sweet baby girl! Wishing blessings of health and joy to their beautiful family of 5.

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