Winter Chiropractor Benefits: SAD, Injuries, Arthritis

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the key benefits that a chiropractor often provides to many patients during the winter months. While chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for many people throughout the year, winter’s cold weather and other basic realities often heighten these benefits for some. 

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer unmatched family chiropractic services to patients around Salt Lake City, including everything from massage and physical therapy to accident recovery, postural assistance and more. Here are some additional ways that a chiropractor may be quite beneficial to you during the Utah winter. 

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Abbreviated SAD, seasonal affective disorder is a very real issue for many people during the winter months. As temperatures drop and it gets darker outside earlier, many individuals experience heightened levels of fatigue, depression and general mood changes that can be debilitating in some cases.

Chiropractic care, however, has been linked to helping mitigate SAD symptoms in some cases. Through various adjustments and techniques, a chiropractor can help release endorphins and other hormones that are often associated with mood improvement. These chemicals can help combat the effects of SAD and keep you feeling more balanced throughout the winter.

Cold Weather Injuries

There are several common injuries that tend to occur more frequently during the cold winter months, and a chiropractor can help you avoid or recover from many of them. From slips and falls on ice to general strains and sprains caused by shoveling snow or participating in winter sports, a chiropractor has the knowledge and expertise to address these issues and get you back on your feet.

Additionally, some individuals may experience flare-ups of chronic conditions such as arthritis or back pain during the winter. Chiropractic adjustments can help provide relief and improve mobility, allowing you to enjoy the season without being hindered by these issues.

Arthritis Pain

For those who suffer from arthritis, winter can be an especially difficult time. The cold weather and decreased physical activity can lead to increased joint stiffness and pain. However, regular visits to a chiropractor during the winter months can help alleviate these symptoms.

Chiropractic adjustments can improve joint function and mobility, reducing inflammation and easing discomfort associated with arthritis. Furthermore, a chiropractor may recommend specific exercises or stretches to help keep joints limber and reduce pain.

As you can see, a chiropractor can provide crucial support for both physical and mental health during the winter months. So if you’re struggling with seasonal changes, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Apollo Chiropractic today. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to helping you stay healthy and pain-free all year round.

Winter Chiropractor Benefits: Aches, Inactivity, Illness

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

Certain treatments or services become especially beneficial for some people during particular seasons of the year, and the world of chiropractic care is a great example. While this certainly isn’t true for everyone, there are some people for whom chiropractic care will be especially valuable during the winter compared to other parts of the year.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to provide the very best family chiropractic care, massage therapy and related services for clients around Salt Lake City, helping with everything from basic comfort and mobility to specific conditions or treatments. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss some of the many ways that chiropractic care may be especially beneficial for you this winter.

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

Increasing Aches, Pains and Stiffness

It’s a simple reality: Cold temperatures have a direct connection with increased aches, pains and stiffness in many individuals. There are several potential reasons for this, from the way our bodies react to cold weather to issues with circulation that may stem from it.

But regardless of the specific cause, chilly temperatures can greatly increase symptoms related to arthritis and other similar conditions – which makes chiropractic care even more valuable during winter months. Chiropractic adjustments and other treatments can help manage these symptoms, providing relief that will greatly improve your quality of life.

Inactivity Concerns

Another risk during winter is the potential for decreased activity levels. Many people become more sedentary during colder months, particularly if they’re unable to participate in outdoor activities they enjoy or don’t have access to a gym or fitness center. This can lead to back pain, neck pain and other related conditions – but chiropractic care can help mitigate these risks.

For instance, we may recommend specific exercises or stretches that can be done at home to keep your spine and related areas limber and healthy. We can also offer advice on general posture and other simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of these concerns, keeping you comfortable during a time of year where inactivity is common for many.

Combatting Illness

Illnesses like the flu and colds are more common during winter, and while chiropractic care won’t necessarily prevent these conditions, it can certainly help your body better fight them off. Chiropractic adjustments help keep your immune system strong and functioning properly, allowing it to combat any illnesses that may come your way during the colder months.

This is especially beneficial for children and older adults who may be more susceptible to illnesses during winter. Chiropractic care can also help with sinus issues, allergies and other winter-related health concerns.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some other specific benefits of chiropractic care during the winter months, including how it can help with seasonal depression and general stress relief. For more on this or any of our chiropractic services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.

Holiday Travel Pain Avoidance: Lumbar, Breaks, Seatbelt

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some initial chiropractor tips on how to avoid neck, back and similar kinds of pain during potentially increased holiday travel this time of year. Many people travel more over this period of time, and whether you’re doing so by plane, car, train or any other form of travel, knowing how to keep your body in good shape can be quite valuable. 

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re here to offer a wide range of services to help patients limit and eliminate back, neck and other forms of pain, from chiropractic care to massage therapy, personal therapy and more. While part one of our series went over topics like neck pillows, luggage considerations and choosing the ideal seating, today’s part two will look into some other basic tips on how to keep neck and back pain away during holiday travel. 

holiday travel pain avoidance

Ensuring, Or Creating, Lumbar Support

One concept that applies to any form of transportation is the importance of lumbar support. The lower back plays a huge role in stabilizing and supporting the upper body, so having it in good health and avoiding strain here is important. 

In many cases, vehicles won’t offer much in the way of built-in lumbar support – not to worry, though, as there are several ways you can add this kind of support on your own. This could include foldable lumbar pillows, rolled-up towels or even just a small cushion placed behind your lower back. 

Frequent Breaks

One common mistake among travelers is trying to make too much time, leading them to avoid necessary rest stops and other breaks. These are important for several reasons: They allow the body to stretch and move around, they promote better circulation, and they help prevent fatigue that could lead to posture and injury risks. 

On long flights or car rides, consider setting a timer for every two hours as a reminder to get up and walk around for at least five minutes. On planes, you can also perform simple stretches in your seat. For those seated in the middle or aisle, you can stand in the back of the plane and stretch your neck, shoulders and legs. 

Wearing a Seatbelt

While you may not have connected the two, wearing a seatbelt actually has a major impact on your posture and spinal health during travel. This is true whether you’re driving or simply riding in the vehicle – not only does it promote safety, but it also prevents sudden movements that could cause strain or other issues. 

For more tips on avoiding neck and back pain during holiday travel, or to learn about any of our chiropractic or massage therapy services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today. Don’t let pain ruin your holiday travel plans – follow these tips and enjoy a happy, healthy trip!

Holiday Travel Pain Avoidance: Neck Pillow, Luggage, Seat

holiday travel pain avoidance

A few things tend to increase for some of us during the holiday season, and travel is one of the most common examples. For those who have dealt with neck or back pain in the past, avoiding these sorts of issues during any kind of holiday travel is often a key priority.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we provide high-quality chiropractic care, massage therapy and related services for numerous patient needs around Salt Lake City, including neck and back pain treatments for a variety of specific pain issues. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some general tips from our chiropractors that will help you stay free of frustrating and painful neck or back issues during any sort of holiday travel you’re engaging in this year.

holiday travel pain avoidance

Consider a Neck Pillow

For those who will be traveling by plane or train during the holiday season, one of the most valuable tools in your arsenal for preventing neck pain is a high-quality neck pillow. These are designed specifically to support your head and neck while you sleep in an upright position, which can otherwise lead to serious aches and pains.

Look for pillows with adjustable features that allow you to customize them to your comfort level. Additionally, make sure to select a pillow that offers adequate neck support – this will depend on your specific preferences and needs.

Luggage Weight and Considerations

Another major area to consider for those who will be traveling this holiday season: Luggage weight and how you handle it. Lifting and carrying heavy luggage can put a significant strain on your neck and back muscles, particularly if you’re dealing with pre-existing pain or sensitivity in these areas.

Whenever possible, opt for a rolling suitcase rather than one you need to carry – this will save your muscles a great deal of stress. If you do need to carry luggage, make sure to keep it close to your body and avoid awkward or uncomfortable positions that could lead to pain. Additionally, try not to overpack – only bring what you absolutely need for the trip.

Aisle Seat

If you know that you’ll be flying during the holiday season, try to book an aisle seat if possible. This will give you more space to stretch and move around, which can ease any tension or stiffness in your neck or back. If you’re unable to secure an aisle seat, make sure to regularly get up and walk around during the flight to keep your muscles loose and prevent pain.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some important additional areas like stretching and exercise, hydration and proper posture to keep in mind during any holiday travels you have planned this year. To learn more about our chiropractic services or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Apollo Chiropractic today. Our team is here to help you stay healthy and pain-free during the busy holiday season!

Chiropractic Care for Vertigo: How Chiros Help

chiropractic care vertigo help

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the basics on vertigo, plus the general benefits that chiropractic care often provides to those who manage this condition. Vertigo is a condition that involves losses of balance and feelings of spinning, typically due to inner ear problems – but chiropractic care has shown beneficial for many people who deal with vertigo.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re here to provide numerous caring services to patients around Salt Lake City, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy and more. We help with a huge range of conditions, including balance issues like vertigo. While part one of our series went over the basics here, today’s part two will dig into some of the specific techniques our chiropractors may use to assist you if you’re managing vertigo.

chiropractic care vertigo help

Connection Between Spine and Inner Ear

Before we get to these specific techniques, let’s briefly go over the connection between your spine and inner ear. The spine is closely intertwined with multiple balance centers that play a big role in keeping you upright and stable.

When the spine experiences issues like misalignments or restrictions, it can limit proper signals being sent to these areas – and this can manifest in many ways, including vertigo. This is where our chiropractic adjustments can come in.

Specific Techniques

Here are some of the specific techniques used by our team to assist with vertigo symptoms:

  • Epley Maneuver: This is a repositioning technique that involves using gravity and head movements to move ear crystals out of areas they shouldn’t be, which can cause vertigo. We’ll guide you through these movements.
  • Gaze Stabilization: This involves tracking an object with your eyes while moving the head and body, helping retrain balance signals being sent to the brain.
  • Basic Spinal Adjustments: By restoring proper alignment and function to the spine, we can improve communication between the brain and balance centers.

Ongoing Care

Finally, while our techniques can provide significant relief for vertigo sufferers in many cases, it’s important to remember that this is a condition that often requires ongoing maintenance. We’ll work with you on personalized care plans that include not just manual therapies like those listed here, but also exercises and other methods to improve balance and reduce future vertigo symptoms. Our team is here to guide you through every step of this process.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to helping all our patients manage a wide range of conditions – including vertigo for those who suffer from it. For more on any of our services, whether regarding vertigo or any other issue you think you may benefit from our care, contact us today to learn more about how we’ll assist you!

Chiropractic Care for Vertigo: Basics and Vertigo Types

chiropractic care vertigo basics

There are several conditions that speak to balance and related areas where chiropractors might be able to provide assistance, and one common example here is vertigo. For those who suffer from this condition, either on an acute or chronic basis, seeing a chiropractor is often highly beneficial in several ways.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re here to offer a wide range of chiropractic care, physical therapy and related services to patients around Salt Lake City, assisting them with any condition or discomfort they may be dealing with. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss the value of chiropractic care for vertigo – today’s part one will compare acute and chronic vertigo and how they differ, plus some broad tips on why chiropractors are often helpful here; part two will go over some of the specific ways a chiropractor may adjust your body to help with vertigo symptoms.

chiropractic care vertigo basics

Basics and Types of Vertigo

For those just learning about vertigo, it’s important to understand the basics of what this condition is and how it can differ based on severity. Vertigo involves a feeling of spinning or loss of balance, usually due to inner ear issues that affect your body’s ability to sense direction and movement – in other words, it doesn’t necessarily always mean you’re actually spinning around!

Vertigo can appear in two forms:

  • Acute vertigo: For those who suffer from this, the symptom appears suddenly and may last for a few hours or days;
  • Chronic vertigo: This is a longer lasting form of vertigo that lasts more than six weeks.

While neither of these forms of vertigo are life-threatening on their own, they can cause a great deal of discomfort and be extremely debilitating for those suffering from them.

General Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Vertigo

As many people who have received chiropractic care in the past can tell you, one common focus of this pursuit involves balance and posture adjustment. It’s here where chiropractors can often be highly beneficial when it comes to vertigo, as they are able to make small yet significant adjustments to your body in order to get your head and neck back into proper alignment – this is especially true for those with chronic vertigo.

The goal of making these types of adjustments is not only to reduce symptoms, but also to provide lasting relief from vertigo; many patients have seen excellent results with this combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy. Additionally, it’s important to note that the approach used by a chiropractor can be tailored to each individual – meaning those who might suffer from more extreme forms of vertigo may find that their treatment methods are different than what’s applied to those who have only minor cases of acute vertigo.

In part two of our series, we’ll dig into some specifics on how chiropractors assess and treat vertigo. At Apollo Chiropractic, we understand how challenging this condition can be and are here to help you find relief from the symptoms. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors.

Chiropractors and Holistic Health: Combo Benefits

chiropractors holistic health benefits

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the basic chiropractic techniques that are often utilized as part of a holistic approach to overall health. Holistic health, which refers to a wellness approach that covers the entire being (mental, physical, spiritual and emotional factors) together, is a popular approach for many people today – and chiropractic care is often an ideal method for maintaining it.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to offer Salt Lake City’s best family chiropractic service, offering solutions ranging from basic chiropractic and massage therapy to car accident treatment, laser therapy and more. While part one of our series laid out some of the ways chiropractic care can complement a holistic health approach, today’s part two will look at some of the direct benefits that arise for many people due to this combination.

chiropractors holistic health benefits

Improved Posture

Posture is a major factor in overall health and well-being. Poor posture can lead to a range of issues, from aches and pains to long-term musculoskeletal damage.

By helping to promote better alignment of the spine, joints and ligaments, chiropractic care is able to effectively address poor posture – leading to better balance, improved energy flow and even improved mental clarity in some cases.

Reduced Stress Levels

Chiropractic treatments can be incredibly stress-relieving, as they target the nervous system’s ability to relax and respond to pressure. A range of techniques are often used here, from massage therapy to manual adjustments – all of which help create a feeling of overall relaxation that helps to reduce stress levels.

Improved Sleep Quality

Chiropractic care can also help improve sleep quality in several ways, as it works on the nervous system and musculoskeletal system to promote better balance and comfort overall. Many people find that with regular chiropractic treatments, they’re able to achieve deeper, more restful sleeps – leading to improved energy levels during the day and better overall health.

Less Pain

Through a combination of the above benefits, chiropractic care often helps reduce chronic pain. By targeting the source of pain – such as misaligned joints and muscles – rather than simply masking it with medication, most people experience a reduction in their overall levels of discomfort over time.

For instance, sufferers of chronic back pain often report greater improvements with chiropractic care than any other form of treatment.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we understand how important a holistic approach to health can be – and that’s why we offer an extensive range of treatments and techniques designed to help you achieve your best possible level of well-being. From car accident treatment to massage therapy and beyond, we’re here to help you get the most out of your chiropractic care. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you on your journey towards better overall health and wellbeing.

Chiropractors and Holistic Health: Basics and Techniques

chiropractors holistic health techniques

There are several approaches to health that involve a broad, full-picture lifestyle, and one of these that’s very popular is known as holistic health. There are several different methods or approaches that may be used as part of a holistic lifestyle, and chiropractic care is a great example for many people.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer the best chiropractic care services in Salt Lake City for numerous needs, from specific conditions like back or neck pain to more general needs like overall pain management. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss the important connections between chiropractic care and holistic health – part one today will focus on what holistic health is and some of the specific chiropractic techniques that might be part of it, while part two will go over the direct benefits that this combination often provides to many people.

chiropractors holistic health techniques

What is Holistic Health?

Firstly, let’s look at the definition of holistic health. Holistic health is an approach to wellness that takes into account a person’s entire being, including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects. It emphasizes balance in all areas of life as well as the interconnectedness of one’s mind, body, and spirit.

In this context, chiropractic care can be a great addition to any holistic health regimen. It’s based around the theory that the body has its own innate ability to heal itself when a person is properly aligned, and it uses various techniques like spinal manipulation, exercise, nutrition advice, and more in order to achieve optimal alignment and overall wellness.

Chiropractic Techniques for Holistic Health Benefits

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here are some of the common chiropractic approaches to techniques used for those involved in holistic health lifestyles:

  • Simple manual adjustments: In many cases, a chiropractor can make simple manual adjustments to the spine, neck or other areas in order to restore proper alignment and reduce pain.
  • Applied kinesiology: This approach uses muscle testing to assess imbalances and then works on correcting them through adjustments and other exercises.
  • Nutrition advice: A chiropractor may provide dietary advice as part of a holistic health plan, as food has a direct effect on our bodies and their ability to heal.

These are just some examples of the techniques that may be utilized in order to improve overall wellness through chiropractic care. In part two of this blog series, we’ll discuss how these techniques might benefit those looking for holistic health lifestyle options. Stay tuned!

At Apollo Chiropractic, our team of experienced professionals is excited to offer all kinds of services related to holistic health and chiropractic care. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your first appointment!

Chiros and Nervous System: How Our Care Benefits You

chiros nervous system benefits

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the important elements of the nervous system that may be positively affected by chiropractic care solutions. From the central nervous system to the peripheral and enteric nervous systems, several of your body’s most important regulatory systems stand to benefit in significant ways from chiropractic care.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer the very best family chiropractic services in Salt Lake City and nearby areas, offering assistance for everything from chronic pain to specific injuries like concussions, herniated discs and more. While part one of our series was mostly focused on the nervous system types that our services may benefit, today’s part two will go over some of the specific ways chiropractic care offers value in this realm.

chiros nervous system benefits

Reducing Pain

One of the first and simplest ways that chiropractic care can help your nervous system is by reducing pain. Pain relief is one of the most common reasons people seek out a chiropractor, and it’s no surprise why – chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be effective in relieving chronic backaches, neck discomfort, headaches and more!

This can make day-to-day living much more pleasant and comfortable, not to mention reduce the need for potentially dangerous opioid painkillers or other prescription medications.

Improving Nerve Health

Another important way chiropractic care can benefit your nervous system is by improving the health of your nerves. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore nerve strength and mobility, which in turn can improve the functionality of your entire nervous system. This means better nerve impulses, quicker responses to stimuli and improved communication between different parts of your body.

Improved Cognition

Some people don’t make the connection between chiropractic treatment and cognitive health, but the truth is that any improvement to your nervous system can have a positive effect on your brain. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can improve memory and concentration, reduce stress levels and even boost creativity in some cases!

Increasing Energy

Another benefit of improved nerve health is increased energy. When your nervous system functions optimally, the signals it sends to different parts of your body are more efficient and require less work – this can result in an overall increase in energy levels and mental alertness.

Balance and Coordination

For many people, improved balance and coordination is one of the most sought-after benefits of chiropractic care. Balance and coordination are essential for everyday activities such as walking, running and even standing still. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can improve not just balance, but also posture and overall coordination!

These are just a few of the ways that chiropractic care can benefit your nervous system. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to keep your body functioning at its best, look no further than Apollo Chiropractic! We offer a range of services designed to improve overall health and wellness, so contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Chiros and Nervous System: Important System Elements

chiro nervous system elements

There are several major bodily areas or systems that can be positively impacted by quality chiropractic care, and one of the most notable that some people aren’t aware of is the nervous system. Responsible for processing information and controlling many of your body’s movements and processes, the nervous system is like a control system for your entire body – and if you’re having issues in any of its related areas, chiropractic care might be just the thing for you.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer chiropractic care solutions to clients around Salt Lake City for any need, from whiplash treatments to sports injuries, concussions and even many issues that speak to the nervous system. In this two-part blog series, we’ll help you understand how chiropractic care may benefit your nervous system and resulting areas of your body in numerous ways – today’s part one will look at the key elements of the nervous system, while part two next time will dig into how chiropractic care helps.

chiro nervous system elements

Central Nervous System

Easily the most well-known element of the nervous system, the central nervous system (CNS) is responsible for processing and sending information throughout your body via these neurotransmissions. The CNS includes both the brain and spinal cord – in fact, without a healthy spine, your brain can’t effectively communicate with the rest of your body.

The kinds of information processed by the central nervous system are wide-ranging, from sensory inputs like pain and pressure to motor control movements, things like balance, posture, coordination and even cognitive function. Every step you take is regulated by the CNS, and if you’re having any kind of difficulty with balance, coordination or other movement tasks, it’s likely due to a problem with your central nervous system.

Peripheral Nervous System

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is responsible for communicating between the CNS and various organs and muscles throughout the body. It’s also divided into two parts – somatic and autonomic.

The somatic nervous system is responsible for voluntary muscle movements, like walking, running or jumping. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling your body’s involuntary muscle activities, such as the beating of your heart, digestion and other functions that you don’t actively think about doing.

Enteric Nervous System

One important branch of the peripheral nervous system is the enteric nervous system, which is in charge of controlling all signals to the digestive system. Any time you eat, your enteric nervous system helps break down the food into smaller pieces so that it can be digested and absorbed more easily by your body. It’s also responsible for controlling stomach secretions, digestion and bowel movements, as well as playing a role in conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

In part two of our series, we’ll look at how chiropractic care can help restore balance and function to the nervous system. For more on this or any of our quality chiropractic care services, speak to our team at Apollo Chiropractic today.