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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Your Road to Wellness - Be More Proactive!

We are borrowing the majority of this information from Dr. Elizabeth's blog ( It's great information to improve your overall well being and health!

Most of the time we let life happen without choosing to intervene and in response we just "react" to what happens. We often allow our environment, our conditions and our peers to determine our current status of health and emotional well being.

We see the effects of reactivity every day in our office, There comes a point in everyone's life when reactivity becomes so prevalent that the physical effects finally catch up. In chiropractic we see this with a presentation of overall joint pain, increased muscle tone and chronic postural issues.

Muscles react to stress. We have all felt that effect with tight achy shoulders or a tension headache. If we are in a constant state of reactivity we will find our muscles constantly tight, achy and sometimes spastic. In addition, hormones released in our "flight or fight" stress reaction in excessive amounts can cause ligament laxity. With an increase in ligament laxity comes the prevalence and re-occurrence of subtle misalignments of the spine and extremities which can lead to further issues from joint and ligament damage to compromise of the nervous system.

How can you prevent this nasty cycle? Proactivity! Options exist in almost any situation. We can choose how we respond. We can be proactive to anything that comes our way. We can recognize how we feel and determine our best course of action. We can choose to relax and take a deep breath. We can choose to change our fate and direct our change our world. You can be more proactive! 

At Christopher Chiropractic, there are many options to conquer the "reactive" lifestyle. The ultimate change comes down to you. But, we may be able to help with the joint and muscle issues. A chiropractor's job is the correction of subtle misalignments in the spine that may be compromising function and range of motion.

The addition of massage therapy to your "reactive" life can also improve your overall well being. Massage decreases muscle tone, calms and relaxes the body. Taking time out of your busy, stressful life for a relaxing massage is just one way to be "proactive" with your health.

Call us at (606) 549-4811 to schedule your appointment for chiropractic or massage. Christopher Chiropractic. Feel better. Enjoy life.  

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