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What are the Blue Zones, and what does it mean for our longevity?

What are the Blue Zones, and what does it mean for our longevity?
Published Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The National Geographic Society has recently published some shocking findings: they’ve located regions in the world where the “World’s Healthiest People” live long into their nineties, and many into their hundreds. These areas have been coined “Blue Zones,” where clusters of people live, disease free, happy, active, and fulfilled.

In an increasingly busy world focused on technology, these Blue Zones seem like an anomaly. We are immersed in our phones, we eat lunch at our desk, and we are always busy, but we also know more about our bodies than we ever have. So what do the people who live in these Blue Zones know that we don’t?

Exactly what is a Blue Zone?

There are five zones throughout the world that are considered Blue Zones. In these zones the average number of centenarians is much higher than anywhere else in the world. The life expectancy is higher, but why? And where are they?

Blue Zones can be found in parts of Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the United States. They include the following “official” Blue Zone locations:

  • Ikaria, Greece
  • Loma Linda, California
  • Sardinia, Italy
  • Okinawa, Japan
  • Nicoya, Costa Rica

These are not the only locations, however. Other Blue Zones have been pinpointed in Pakistan, Ecuador, the country of Georgia, and elsewhere. What do these regions have in common? The residents of these locations live quantifiably longer, healthier lives, frequently past the age of 100. For example, in most regions of the world, people have a 1 in 100,000 chance of living to turn 100 years old. In Okinawa, however, 1 in 2,000 live to see more than one century.

Older people who live in these areas are healthier, more active, more youthful, and more energetic, and as a whole, the populations of these Blue Zones incur less diseases like diabetes, cancer, and other ailments that most in the western world associate with aging.

The Secret of the Blue Zones

The longevity seen in these Blue Zones is not a geographic phenomenon. In fact, just 15 kilometers from Ikaria, where they claim that sometimes they just “forget to die,” Greeks living in Samos have a very different life. High-rise buildings, resorts, and million-euro homes pack the island, which is filled with hustle and bustle, and purportedly, a higher focus on material possessions and celebrations. Ikarians refer to the neighboring island as a “me”-focused place, not an “us” place.

What exactly leads to longer, healthier lives in these Blue Zones? A Blue Zone life is filled with simple joys, simple foods, community, and an active, driven life. They work to keep their bodies strong and their minds sharp. Those living in Blue Zones have a deep reverence for each part of their life: from the food they put in their bodies, to how they spend their time, and what they value.

Can We Create Our Own Blue Zones?

So if you aren’t lucky to live in one of these “blue zones,” then what can you do to improve your individual longevity? How can we take the knowledge of these Blue Zones into our own lives?

  • Focus on whole foods and a diet that is mainly plant-based, with antioxidants and anti-aging herbs (this includes foods that are great for spine health!)
  • Daily benefits of physical activity and exercise for the entirety of one’s life
  • Priority on family and a strong inner circle
  • Regular consumption of small amounts of alcohol like red wine
  • A smoke-free lifestyle
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Healthy ways to cope with stress, and reduced stress levels overall, like meditation
  • An overall positive attitude about aging
  • Emphasis on fulfillment and not material success
  • A strong sense of community and spirituality
  • A sense of purpose, including work, for all of one’s life

What else can help you to create your own personal Blue Zone? A focus on holistic health. On restoring the body to its ideal state, not only through diet and exercise, but on how you treat your body’s ailments as well.

Working with healthcare professionals like a chiropractor, massage therapist, and acupuncturist realigns your body in a non-invasive way that honors your body, with that same reverence for your body and mind that is seen in whole foods, physical activity, and relieving stress.

If you are looking to create your own personal Blue Zone, start by ensuring your body is in its very best state. Contact our office to start your path to longevity, peace, and balance today.

Preventing Osteoporosis With A Simple Exercise Routine

Preventing Osteoporosis With A Simple Exercise Routine
Published Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Fact: Over half of Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or lowered bone density. Low bone density can lead to life-altering, and sometimes even life-threatening injuries as our bodies change as we age.

However, bone is a living, ever-changing tissue. It’s fairly common knowledge that increased intake of calcium and vitamin D can prevent or combat osteoporosis, but when it comes to fighting against osteoporosis, what is just as important as what we put in our bodies? How we exercise our bodies.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, there are two main types of exercise you should incorporate into your regular workout routine to help prevent osteoporosis: weight-bearing exercises, and muscle-strengthening exercises. Here’s what you need to know about both of these kinds of exercise, so you can strengthen your body and protect your bones all at the same time.

Why Exercise Can Help

Sure, it’s hard to make time to get to the gym, even though we all know we need to do it to keep tabs on our waistline, decrease stress, and improve our mood. But how can exercise help prevent osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related injuries? Regular exercise can actually increase bone density, fighting against the onset of osteoporosis.

Most injuries related to osteoporosis are the result of a fall. Regular physical activity has been proven to strengthen muscles and improving balance, which dramatically lower the risk of falling. Also? Strengthening the muscles in your back lessens your chance of vertebral fractures, and can lead to increased bone density in postmenopausal women.

Need more of a reason to hit the gym? Exercise can also do the following:

  • Reduce your risk of kyphotic posture (a rounded upper back) and overall improved spine health
  • Increase reaction time, mobility, balance, and coordination, all of which helps to prevent falls and resulting injuries
  • Improve blood circulation. Since bone is a living, changing tissue,  improved circulation is a great way to continue to bring nutrients to bone tissue
  • Give you more flexible joints, which lowers the risk of injury and keeps the body active

A balanced, regular regimen of weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening is the best way to not only prevent osteoporosis, but also to prevent the injuries that are often associated with low bone density as well.

Weight-Bearing Exercises

What are weight-bearing exercises? Any exercise in which you move against gravity while staying upright. These include activities dancing and tai-chi (which also improve flexibility and agility), but would not include things like swimming and cycling, since you are not supporting your own body weight.  Weight-bearing exercises are also broken down into two categories:

High-Impact Exercises:

  • Dancing
  • High-Impact aerobics
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Jump Rope
  • Stair Climbing
  • Tennis

Low-Impact Exercises (These also help keep bones strong, but are safer alternatives if you are at risk of breaking a bone):

Muscle-Strengthening Exercises

It’s just as important to incorporate exercises that increase muscle strength as it is to find plenty of weight-bearing exercises. So what can you do to increase muscle strength? Here are a few different exercises to try:

  • Lifting weights, focusing on all major muscle groups, including your spine
  • Using elastic exercise bands for resistance
  • Using weight machines (again, focusing on the whole body)
  • Using your own body weight for resistance, which exercises like pull-ups, push-ups, squats, lunges, and planks

A note about muscle-strengthening exercises like yoga and pilates: Yoga and pilates are both great ways to increase strength, as well as flexibility, especially in your core and your spine. However, some of the poses and positions for yoga and pilates could be unsafe for those with osteoporosis or those at a higher-risk of broken bones. Always consult with your chiropractor about what is safe and healthy for you.

Looking for more guidance on how to exercise to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis? Get in touch with our doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center. Who better to help support your bone health than an expert physician who specializes in how your bones work together? Make an appointment today and take your first step towards improved bone health!

Natural Ways to Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Natural Ways to Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy
Published Wednesday, 30 January 2019

One of the most common issues in pregnancy is back pain, especially as you get into your second and third trimester. The body produces a hormone during pregnancy called relaxin that allows ligaments and joints in the pelvic area to loosen to prepare for delivery. This also loosens ligaments in the spine, which can result in instability and pain. The body’s center of gravity shifts thanks to the added weight of the baby in the front, causing a change in your posture and leading to a great deal of pain.

One the top concerns during pregnancy is what you put into your body. Anything you take in should also be good for the baby. This means that a lot of the pain medications you might normally take to relieve back pain are no longer an option. Even after speaking with your doctor, the pain medication that is safe for you to take might not actually eliminate the pain you are experiencing.

If you can’t find back pain relief during pregnancy, we have put together a list of natural ways you can find pain relief during pregnancy.

Natural Back Pain Relief Tip #1: Posture Adjustment

As your body changes, your posture changes, too. Some of these changes are so subtle, you may not even be aware of them. Making a conscious effort to sit and stand correctly might do a world of good in relieving back pain during your pregnancy.

Keep your weight in your heels and your feet hip-width apart when standing. This will keep you from leaning forward too much due to your growing belly! Even if you’re not pregnant, you always hear people say, “Bend at your knees!” when picking anything heavy up. This is especially true when you are pregnant and, of course, at some point will likely not be advisable to be picking anything too heavy up.

Natural Back Pain Relief Tip #2: Exercise and Yoga

If you regularly exercised before pregnancy, talk with your doctor about what parts of your exercise routine you can continue to do as your pregnancy progresses. Regular exercise will help to keep your back muscles strong and your posture and center of gravity correct.

Adding yoga into your daily routine is a great way to combat back pain during your pregnancy. Yoga can help you on multiple levels during your pregnancy. It helps to tone and exercise your muscles; many pregnancy yoga poses are targeted at your back, keeping it strong and stretched. It also helps to relax your muscles, your joints, and your mind. Lowering stress during pregnancy is good for you, your baby, and for back pain relief.

Natural Back Pain Relief Tip #3: Sleep On Your Side

Sleeping on your side is always recommended during pregnancy, and most women normally find at some point they have no other choice. The baby becomes too heavy to sleep on your back, putting pressure on your internal organs.

When you sleep on your side, try to keep your knees bent. Put pillows in between your legs, behind your back and under your belly to support you. You’ll sleep better and your back will get better rest when supported.

Natural Back Pain Relief Tip #4: Get The Right Gear

During pregnancy your shoes, your clothes, and even your bra can cause back pain if they are not supportive enough.

If you are experiencing pregnancy back pain, take a break from wearing high heels or shoes with no support. Find a good pair of shoes that will give you the support you need for your growing body.

Most women experience enlarged breasts during pregnancy. Large breasts can cause back pain even if you’re not pregnant, so make sure you find bras to wear during your pregnancy that will support you and not cause a further fluctuation of your center of gravity.

Wearing a maternity belt can also help. These bands are made to wear around your hips. They add enough compression to your hips and support your belly to keep your back free of pain.

Natural Back Pain Relief Tip #5: Chiropractic Care

Sticking with routine chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy is a tremendous relief to some women during pregnancy. Chiropractic care is completely natural. Since your spine and posture are impacted by pregnancy, a chiropractor can evaluate and adjust throughout your pregnancy to help give you relief.

Acupuncture is also a natural form of pain relief. Hair-width needles are inserted in strategic places on the body that help to release endorphins that will help fight back pain during pregnancy.

If you are interested in a chiropractic adjustment or acupuncture, consult your doctor to see if you are a candidate for a chiropractic adjustment. Then call the team at South Orange Chiropractic Center to make your appointment and find relief from back pain during pregnancy!

Simple Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Your Shoulder Pain

Simple Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Your Shoulder Pain
Published Thursday, 17 January 2019

Do you have pain in one or both of your shoulders? Shoulder pain can make even the easiest of tasks incredibly difficult to complete. It may even affect your ability to sit at your desk or negatively impact how you sleep at night.

There can be many reasons for shoulder pain, but before you jump to the worst conclusion, consider trying some simple yoga poses to relieve your shoulder discomfort.

Yoga does more than you think. Some people just think of scenes of meditation and stretching when they think of yoga. Actually, these are only two of numerous positive effects yoga has on your body. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing found that yoga improves balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels among seniors, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupational functioning.

With all of these benefits, why not try to use it to relieve your persistent shoulder pain?

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #1: Cat Pose

Start on your hands and knee, making a “tabletop” position, where your back is the top of the table. Curve your spine toward the ceiling, stretching out your back and shoulder blades. If your shoulder pain is more toward your back, the Cat Pose might help relieve pressure or pain in your shoulders.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #2: Cow Pose

The Cow Pose is often combined with the Cat Pose because it starts in the same position. From the tabletop position, instead of curving your spine toward the ceiling, curve your spine downward toward the floor. You can go directly from the Cat Pose into the Cow pose, while focusing on your breathing to relieve shoulder pain.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #3: Extended Triangle Pose

Stand with your feet spread wider than your shoulders, forming a triangle with your legs and the floor. Turn your left foot out at a 90 degree angle. Then bend toward your left foot and place your hand on your ankle. Your other hand is raised in the air reaching toward your left side. This will gently stretch the side of your shoulder. Repeat on the other side as well.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #4: Standing Stretch

Place your right hand on the wall, and then slowly rotate your body outward away from the wall. You will feel this stretch in your shoulder as well as your arm and chest. While holding this stretch, some tingling may happen, as it stretches the deepest fascial tissue in your shoulder, arm, and chest. Repeat this stretch on the other side as needed.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #5: Variation of Child’s Pose

When you normally do Child’s Pose, you are on your knees on the ground, drop your hips back, so your glutes rest on your legs, and keep your hands stretched out on the ground in front of you. To add an extra stretch to your shoulders, keep your elbows touching the floor but bend them. This will give you a deep shoulder stretch.

Try to do these yoga poses in the morning and at night to see if you can relieve your shoulder pain. If the pain persists, it may be because of a misalignment of your spine, or a pinched nerve, which could be relieved with chiropractic care.

If you are experiencing persistent shoulder pain, call the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Care today to set up your consultation and first visit. Our staff is ready to help you get rid of the shoulder pain, and take care of any other questions or concerns you may have about your overall health and wellness.

Foods That Keep Your Spine Healthy and Strong

Foods That Keep Your Spine Healthy and Strong
Published Thursday, 10 January 2019

Back pain can happen to anyone. People who stand on their feet all day might find they have back pain. Athletes and folks who work out regularly might lift something the wrong way and hurt their back. A car accident could injure your spine.

Sometimes, you just can’t help what gives you back pain. You can, however, make sure that your spine is as healthy and strong as possible by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. Some foods are even specifically good for your spine.

We’ve created a list of foods you can incorporate into your healthy diet that will keep your spine healthy and strong, and able to better withstand possible injuries.

Foods For Your Spine #1: Balanced Diet

Before we get into the specifics, let’s briefly cover what it means to have a balanced diet. You need to have a wide range of healthy foods packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will all help not just your spine, but your entire body, to function optimally.

Protein is important, but remember it doesn’t just come from meat. Protein also comes from veggies and legumes like lentils, beans, and nuts. Deep green veggies like broccoli, kale, and spinach will also help to reduce inflammation in the body.

While your mind might automatically think “No!” to carbs and fats, your body needs complex carbohydrates and good fats to live. Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon and flaxseed also help to reduce inflammation, and oatmeal is a healthy source of carbs. Omega-9 fatty acids from avocados are a great source of energy for your body.

Foods For Your Spine #2: Dairy Products for Calcium

We all know milk does a body good. It helps build strong bones, and your spine is definitely in that category. Milk is not the only source of calcium for you to ensure you have an adequate amount of calcium in your diet. There is also cheese and yogurt, both of which can also have good amounts of protein.

You don’t need to just have dairy products for calcium. You can also make sure plenty of leafy greens are included in your meals. Kale, lettuce. Collared greens, cabbage, and chard all have a great deal of calcium.

Foods For Your Spine #3: Spices for Health

Turmeric is a spice used in cooking. It is one of the main ingredients in curry. Turmeric has many health benefits, but for your spine, it contains properties that can help to repair damaged tissue. If you have suffered an injury, it is wise to include turmeric in your cooking.

Turmeric can be used in a wide variety of food and in every meal you eat. Sprinkle it in your scrambled eggs or frittata for breakfast. Season your chicken with turmeric. Season your rice with turmeric, as well as your vegetables. It is very easy to add this spine-healthy spice to your diet.

Foods For Your Spine #4: Hydrating Foods

Hydration for your spine is of the utmost importance. Your spinal disks are easily dehydrated. When they are lacking hydration, the spinal disks shrink. This can cause great pain. Of course you already know that drinking water will keep you hydrated, but did you know there are also foods that can help keep you hydrated?

Adding the following foods to your diet can help keep your body hydrated:

  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower
  • Cantelope

Instead of dessert after dinner, consider having a serving of on of these fruits, or trying celery and cucumbers as an afternoon snack instead of something with empty calories.


Your spine is benefited by a balanced diet and a regular exercise routine. Avoid those activities that would do your spine harm, such as sitting in one place for long periods of time, or doing manual labor without proper support. If you have any questions about how to keep your spine healthy and strong, call the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center. Our team is ready to make you an appointment to talk about your spine and your overall health and wellness.

Meditation For Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues

Meditation For Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues
Published Thursday, 13 December 2018

Many people who spend a night tossing and turning say they had insomnia. In truth, insomnia is much more than having one night of fitful sleep, or a couple of nights where you can’t fall asleep instantly. Insomnia means that you persistently struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep. It is a frustrating and exhausting condition and there is no real cure other than to try different means of getting to sleep.

In many cases, what people call insomnia is actually stress. Stress can cause people to have trouble staying asleep, and anxiety can cause people to have trouble falling asleep in the first place. It might not be every night; you might notice it when work is very busy or you’re going through a tough time with a loved one and your sleep starts to suffer.

Some people need to take a hot bath, some people need exercise, some people need a warm cup of tea to go to sleep. Then there are more extreme measures, when sleep has become increasingly elusive—  some people take medication to help get them to sleep. There are natural medications like melatonin to help encourage a full night’s sleep, or there are prescription medications that you’ll need to see your doctor to get.

If you’re wary of getting prescription medication but haven’t yet found something that will help resolve your sleep issues, meditation is a great alternative to pharmaceuticals.

What is meditation?

Meditation is a skill you must learn and practice. People compare it to working out a specific muscle group. You are learning to “rest the mind and obtain a state of consciousness that is totally different from the waking state”.

To do this, you become still in your body, usually in a certain pose, and you try to do it every day at the same time. This helps create the habit which is not only a part of learning to meditate, but also what will increase your ability to sleep better.

How should you use meditation for Insomnia?

The easiest thing a beginner in meditation can do is a two step meditation process. Find a comfortable position you can be still in. Choose a word, sound, or thought to focus on. Good examples are what you want to accomplish with your meditation.

If a humming sound is what calms you, focus on that. If you want to focus on peace, repeat the word to yourself or out loud. If you find that you lose focus, just breathe, and go back to your chosen focus. Try to do this every day in the same spot, in the same time. This may be an hour before you go to bed, or when you’re actually in bed, or whenever you feel that becoming more centered will help you.

Meditating while you are in bed is a great way to help you relax, especially if anxiety is part of your sleeping issues. You can still chant a mantra, or a focus word like we have already discussed, but you can also pictures what will give you peace. You can use visualization to see yourself getting sleepier and sleepier, to imagine you are floating away on a dream cloud to sleep, or some other image that will relax you.

Why use meditation instead of medication?

With meditation there are zero side effects. Many sleep aids have side effects that can be just as bad as how tired lack of sleep makes you. Some sleep aids are downright dangerous if taken incorrectly. Meditation can help to relax you and get you to fall and stay asleep, without any side effects at all. It is also so inexpensive, it’s free! It’s true you can pay for meditation apps on your phone, or you could get a meditation coach, but for the most part, beginners can probably start out with just a free guided meditation online.


If you’re interested in learning more about meditation for insomnia and other sleep issues, and would like to know how your overall health and wellness can be contributing to these issues, call the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center today to make an appointment with our experts!

Simple Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Your Shoulder Pain

Simple Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Your Shoulder Pain
Published Thursday, 29 November 2018

Do you have pain in one or both of your shoulders? Shoulder pain can make even the easiest of tasks incredibly difficult to complete. It may even affect your ability to sit at your desk or negatively impact how you sleep at night.

There can be many reasons for shoulder pain, but before you jump to the worst conclusion, consider trying some simple yoga poses to relieve your shoulder discomfort.

Yoga does more than you think. Some people just think of scenes of meditation and stretching when they think of yoga. Actually, these are only two of numerous positive effects yoga has on your body. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing found that yoga improves balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels among seniors, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupational functioning.

With all of these benefits, why not try to use it to relieve your persistent shoulder pain?

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #1: Cat Pose

Start on your hands and knee, making a “tabletop” position, where your back is the top of the table. Curve your spin toward the ceiling, stretching out your back and shoulder blades. If your shoulder pain is more toward your back, the Cat Pose might help relieve pressure or pain in your shoulders.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #2: Cow Pose

The Cow Pose is often combined with the Cat Pose because it starts in the same position. From the tabletop position, instead of curving your spine toward the ceiling, curve your spine downward toward the floor. You can go directly from the Cat Pose into the Cow pose, while focusing on your breathing to relieve shoulder pain.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #3: Extended Triangle Pose

Stand with your feet spread wider than your shoulders, forming a triangle with your legs and the floor. Turn your left foot out at a 90 degree angle. Then bend toward your left foot and place your hand on your ankle. Your other hand is raised in the air reaching toward your left side. This will gently stretch the side of your shoulder. Repeat on the other side as well.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #4: Standing Stretch

Place your right hand on the wall, and then slowly rotate your body outward away from the wall. You will feel this stretch in your shoulder as well as your arm and chest. While holding this stretch, some tingling may happen, as it stretches the deepest fascial tissue in your shoulder, arm, and chest. Repeat this stretch on the other side as needed.

Yoga Pose to Relieve Shoulder Pain #5: Variation of Child’s Pose

When you normally do Child’s Pose, you are on your knees on the ground, drop your hips back, so your glutes rest on your legs, and keep your hands stretched out on the ground in front of you. To add an extra stretch to your shoulders, keep your elbows touching the floor but bend them. This will give you a deep shoulder stretch.

Try to do these yoga poses in the morning and at night to see if you can relieve your shoulder pain. If the pain persists, it may be because of a misalignment of your spine, or a pinched nerve, which could be relieved with chiropractic care.

If you are experiencing persistent shoulder pain, call the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Care today to set up your consultation and first visit. Our staff is ready to help get you get rid of the shoulder pain, and take care of any other questions or concerns you may have about your overall health and wellness.

How Athletes Excel with Chiropractic Care

How Athletes Excel with Chiropractic Care
Published Monday, 29 October 2018

Athletes spend their lives training— for competitions, games, races, and events. The term athlete does not just cover those in high school, college, or professional sports; it also refers to people who work out on a regular basis, play on recreation league teams, and compete in organized events like 5Ks and Marathons.

If you find yourself in one of the categories above, you may find that regular chiropractic care will not only benefit you, but help you to excel at your chosen sport. Here are some ways chiropractors take care of athletes and help them to perform better.

Keeping Both Sides Of The Body Strong

Something often seen in athletes is one side of the body becoming stronger than the other. Typically we have a dominant side; it’s the side that’s stronger and steadier than the other side.

When one side works harder than the other it has more stress put on it, enhancing the risk of injury. The chiropractor can help to keep your sides symmetrical by ensuring that both sides are as flexible and limber as possible. This will keep you more balanced and allows both sides of your body to work equally.

Injury Avoidance

Chiropractic care can be preventative, not just healing. When your spine is not compressed and your joints and limbs are loose, you can help them work at their full potential.

Athletes specifically can have small adjustments done that will prevent future injuries that could take them out of the game. Chiropractic care goes far beyond just adjustments, and your chiropractor will use a variety of techniques that will also allow you to recover more quickly from soreness related to physical activity.

Injury Recovery

No matter what the injury, chiropractic care can truly help to get you back in the game! When you are injured, your muscles seize up to protect your skeleton. When you take the time off that’s necessary for recovery, you’ll probably find that your joints, ligaments, and spine will tighten up, too.

Chiropractors can help to realign your spine and loosen your joints, ligaments, and tendons, getting you back in action faster than ever.

Your Chiropractic Visit

When you go to the chiropractor, it is important you choose someone with good credentials and reputation. Your chiropractor will ask for a detailed health history as well ask many questions about what brings you to the office, whether it’s to treat an injury or to engage in preventative treatment.

Make sure you’re honest with your chiropractor about your level of activity as well as your training regime. Don’t expect all the work to be done during your visit. Your chiropractor will give you homework in the form of stretches and exercises to do in between treatments.

No matter the stage in their career or the stage of life they are in, athletes are always looking for a way to get ahead of the competition— even if that competition is themselves. Chiropractic care can help you to excel in your sport of choice. If you’re looking to enhance your athletic capability, come talk to the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Care today. Our doctors have a wealth of information and services to share to keep your overall health, wellness, and competitive spirit at optimal levels.

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