October is more than Halloween and pumpkin spice, it’s also home to some amazing holidays and remembrances. This month hosts World Smile Day, National Mad Hatter Day, I Love Yarn Day, Boss’s Day, and even Sourest Day. But beyond the silliness, it’s also National Chiropractic Health Month. This year get on your feet, reach out, and head over to Family & Sports Chiropractic Clinic where Dr. Chani Henderson can keep balance and mobility strong.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) acknowledges that “Many have learned the hard way over the past year that lack of movement and physical activity can lead not only to weight gain but also achy joints and other musculoskeletal conditions. Movement is the answer! Finding ways to move our bodies more enhances not only our physical health and stamina but also our mental health and feelings of well-being. Taking care of our health, staying active and keeping a positive outlook help us all to keep moving through challenging times.”
The month-long observance hopes to “raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness.”
And after the sedentary months of COVID-19, we could all use a trip to the chiropractor. Research shows that “Recent changes in lifestyle such as the shift to remote work and online education have led to people moving less, exacerbating the existing trend toward increased inactivity. As a result, some are experiencing back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal problems…Movement and physical activity enhance not only our physical health but also our mental health and feelings of well-being.”
Chiropractic care is even more important after the long sedentary months of COVID-19. As things reopen, “Chiropractors report seeing increased MSK (musculoskeletal) conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches since the beginning of the pandemic. When members of the American Chiropractic Association were asked what they believe is contributing most to these conditions, they cited lack of movement and psychological stress as key factors.”
To combat this, the ACA is promoting this year’s National Chiropractic Health Month and #KeepMoving as a way to remind us to get back on our feet. “Physical activity, in addition to strengthening our bones and muscles and improving cardiovascular health, enhances our mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and contributing to better sleep.” And for ongoing issues, accident, or injury, a trip to Dr. Henderson’s Vancouver WA chiropractic office is the first step to efficient healing.
Dr. Henderson is experienced in general chiropractic care as well as treatment for those dealing with auto accident, pregnancy, or sports injury recovery. She also works within the community teaching folks about treatment options.
Says one happy client, “I was at Curves doing my usual work out of Zumba and Dr. Henderson was there educating people about the benefits of chiropractic care. I made an appointment with Dr. Henderson after she discussed my condition with me and suggested to try chiropractic care as an all-natural approach to keeping ourselves healthy. In the x-ray coverage, it was discovered that there were several problems concerning my spinal health—and I haven’t looked back since my road to better health began! Dr. Henderson is very thorough and explains everything concerning my health. It’s easy to relax and let her gentle technique of adjustments adjust the problems away! I let everyone at Curves and my family and friends know how great she is!”
While the Coronavirus is slowing down, its effects will linger well into 2022. Movement is crucial to long-term physical and mental health, sleep, and mood. Can’t make it to the chiropractor just yet? Visit the ACA’s National Chiropractic Health Month portal for helpful ways to keep moving, tips to improve posture and ergonomics, and healthy outdoor exercise advice for walkers, bikers, and lovers of tennis and golf. They even offer ways to facilitate stress relief and monitor sleep ergonomics.
As ACA doctors admit, “A good attitude is essential for tackling the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has created in our day-to-day lives. Taking care of your health by making time for regular physical activity, good nutrition, rest, time in nature, and safe socializing can help lessen stress and anxiety.”
This fall, dig out tried and true decorations and drive through for your favorite spiced coffee creation. But don’t just fall back into the same old routines. If pain, balance issues, or mobility woes have you moving creakily, give Dr. Henderson a call today.