Over the past decade, our society has become one that is obsessed with the concept of convenience and instant gratification. Thanks to modern-day technology we can quickly access just about anything from the comfort of our homes. Need an answer to a question right this second? Your smartphone has the ability to instantly look up information with just the click of a few buttons. Don’t feel like going to the store for ingredients? Now you can get groceries delivered to your front door in a matter of hours. While a lot of these technological developments have made our lives easier, there are still some areas where long-term consistency reigns supreme. For instance, in the realm of pain management.
Physical and mental pain can, at best, be mildly disruptive and at worst, completely debilitating. It’s no wonder that many Americans find themselves turning to instant fixes like invasive surgeries and habit-forming medications. At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center, we believe in helping our clients play the long game, by offering treatment modalities that are more than just quick fixes. Many of our clients have found continued success in their pain management journey by combining chiropractic care with a balanced diet. While you may not initially clock the link between diet and chiropractic care, they actually go hand in hand. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the link between Nutrition Cornelius NC and chiropractic care (in specific how nutrition impacts spinal health) and provide a few helpful tips on how to make dietary changes that enhance your chiropractic treatment.
How Nutrition Impacts Spinal Health
By now, the dangers of obesity have likely been burned into your head. We often hear about how being overweight can affect the health of our organs and make us susceptible to various diseases and disorders. However, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, as it pertains to your spinal health and body alignment is not as regularly discussed, although equally as important. In essence, excess body weight puts extra pressure on your joints and bones, in particular, your spine. When performing chiropractic adjustments, we regularly target the spine, making the link between chiropractic care and nutrition extremely important.
The spine plays a key role in helping us maintain optimal mobility. Excess weight is known to put pressure on your body, making it that much harder to move with fluidity and range. Back pain usually originates from the spine, and depending on the severity it can be extremely distracting in day-to-day life. While the desire for instant relief often leads people to quick fixes like narcotics, these types of treatments only mask the pain. While it’s tempting to invest in short-term, but fast-acting treatments, at Lakeside Chiropractic Center we believe in transforming your life in a meaningful way. And as we all know, most things worth doing are not often easy.
While chiropractic care is at the heart of what we do, at Lakeside we also offer a lot of supplemental services designed to enhance our adjustments. This includes our nutrition and weight loss counseling. The reason why we are adamant about implementing nutrition counseling into our program is that we know that the benefits surrounding chiropractic adjustment are often enhanced by proper nutrition and a healthy weight. If you are overweight, you can still definitely benefit from chiropractic care, but you might not experience the same level or length of relief.
A Personalized Approach to Nutrition That Focuses on Health
Conversations and discussions surrounding weight can be really difficult to have because the topic is very sensitive for many clients. And a lot of clients shy away from the topic because they are scared of being judged or have had poor experiences working with dietitians, nutritionists, or medical professionals in the past. To be clear, our goal is not to approach weight loss from a vanity standpoint, nor do we ever make moral judgments or assumptions about one’s character based on appearance. Life is complicated, and people gain weight for a number of valid reasons, especially as they age. We are not here to shame you for your choices, in any capacity. On the contrary, our goal in offering nutrition counseling is to help you live the healthiest and longest life possible. We also want you to get your money’s worth when undergoing chiropractic adjustments. Therefore, our team will help you by crafting a personalized plan that focuses on your specific goals. Our direct yet compassionate approach helps keep you on track, by celebrating your milestones and discussing your setbacks without judgment. We understand that the road to health is not always linear, and we are here to guide you with grace and tact.
We are proud to have amassed a wide range of positive reviews and testimonials from our clients, who speak positively of our customized approach and long-term commitment to improving their overall quality of life. You can read more about our approach directly from our clients, who eagerly endorse our clinic, especially as it pertains to nutrition counseling.
Helpful Tips and Tricks to Get You Started
If you are someone who has historically struggled to eat a balanced diet or someone who just can’t seem to get their weight in check, we highly recommend our nutrition and weight loss counseling service to supplement your chiropractic journey. In doing so, you’ll benefit from a wide range of targeted and helpful nutrition and weight loss intervention. With that in mind, there are still many tips and tricks that you can start implementing today, to improve your chiropractic care through nutrition. Here are some simple dietary changes you can make to increase the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustment.
Tip #1- Eat Foods that Help with Inflammation. A lot of people seek chiropractic care to assist with their inflammation issues, but did you know that certain foods are also known to help decrease inflammation? These foods are often healthy and nutritious, and they include tomatoes, olive oil, fatty fish (tuna/salmon), nuts, and fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and oranges.
Tip #2- Increase Your Water Intake: Water intake is key to maintaining a healthy diet and helps you to stay hydrated throughout the day. Water is important to consume whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. However, a lot of people who are trying to lose weight have found major success just by switching out sodas and other sugary drinks for water. Water not only increases satiety but also boosts your metabolic rate, making it highly beneficial for those trying to lose weight.
Tip #3- Remember to Occasionally Treat Yourself: Every now and then it is important to reward yourself with a treat because deprivation can be deadly for maintaining a nutritious diet. While lots of our favorite comfort foods have healthier alternatives, sometimes the real thing is all that will hit the spot. (And that’s okay!) Allow yourself to enjoy an occasional treat here and there in moderation, to keep yourself from feeling deprived. This will also help you maintain a long-term healthy diet because never allowing yourself to splurge can have adverse effects. We know that deprivation can inevitably lead to overeating and binging, which are detrimental to both your physical and emotional well-being. At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic and Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius, NC, Dr. Jennifer Lidstrom and her team of experts is here to help answer all your questions. Please feel free to contact us today.
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