Enhancing the Benefits of Chiropractic Care at Home
Navigating life with chronic discomfort, or even just the aches and strains that the everyday stressors of our modern lifestyles bestow upon us, can be a difficult task. Countless patients swear by the healing touch of chiropractic care to alleviate their suffering, restore balance, and rekindle vitality. But, what happens between those sacred sessions, where the peaceful environment and caretaking that we encounter in our chiropractor’s office gives way to the real world’s chaos and demands as soon as we step out the door?
At Family Chiropractic in Cranberry Township, PA, we delve deep into the heart of the chiropractic journey as more than in-office treatment – and we pride ourselves on exploring practical ways to integrate the benefits of each session into the daily experience of your everyday life.
Drs. Cotey and Amanda Jordan strive to guide each and every patient through the terrain of posture, exercise, ergonomics, healthy habits, and stress management to ensure that the essential benefits of in-office treatments continue to last outside of the office. Together, each patient and our doctors collaborate to craft a roadmap to enduring well-being, ensuring that the flicker of wellness sparked in the chiropractor’s haven doesn’t just fizzle away when you walk back to your car – but instead, grows into a radiant flame that lights the path of your health for years to come.
Understanding Chiropractic Care on a Deeper Level
The Gonstead Technique, as expertly practiced at Family Chiropractic, is a purposeful blend of science and art, honing in on the ideal state of biomechanics for effective, gentle adjustments. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach, treating each patient as the unique and beautifully complex individual they are.
Dr. Cotey Jordan emphasizes, “Chiropractic care is not just about pain relief; it’s about the restoration of function. It’s essential to understand that the body wants to be in a position to heal. During your visits, you’ll experience the benefits of your body’s innate healing potential being restored. The challenge and joy come in keeping that momentum going between visits.”
Posture and Alignment – Tips to Protect Them At Home
The cornerstone of a strong body and a stable nervous system is posture. Dr. Amanda Jordan speaks passionately about its foundational role, “Your posture is the window to your spine. Good posture keeps mobility intact, and imparts the strength needed to support your body and guard your spinal nerves – essentially, giving your chiropractic care its best chance to flourish.”
Here are several ways to ensure your posture remains a paragon of health:
- Ergonomic Excellence in every environment – from an optimally adjusted work chair to a kitchen counter that considers your height and the task at hand.
- The Posture Check Habit – Set smartphone reminders throughout your day to audit your stance. Are your ears over your shoulders, your shoulders over your hips? If not, make the correction gently but steadfastly.
- Pillow Placement Philosophy – The way you sleep is critical. Your cervical spine needs support, meaning your pillow choices and the positions you rest in are paramount.
Exercise and Movement – Strengthening the Supportive Musculature of the Body
Dr. Cotey Jordan recommends, “Movement is medicine. Once we’ve performed an adjustment, it’s the gentle routines at home that can help maintain the balance and strength in your body, allowing the adjustment to hold and work its magic.”
- Yoga and Its Inversion Asanas – practicing these can be incredibly beneficial in maintaining the benefits of chiropractic adjustments by decompressing the spine and promoting core strength.
- Walking – A simple activity, yet it’s a fantastic way to keep your body in motion. Aim for a daily stride that refreshes not only your muscles but also your outlook.
- Strengthening Workouts – An array of stretching and strengthening exercises can be tailored to your body’s needs and the areas targeted in your chiropractic sessions.
Ergonomics in Daily Life
Ergonomics isn’t a concept exclusive to the corporate space. It’s a lifestyle, a philosophy of blending our environs with the mechanics of our bodies.
Dr. Amanda elaborates, “It’s about creating synergistic living and working areas that streamline effort and reduce the potential for undue stress on the body.”
- At the Computer – Simple shifts in screen height, keyboard accessibility, and your chair’s lumbar support can create a work environment that complements rather than challenges your body.
- The Standing Desk Revolution – It’s one of the healthiest trends, but it’s not without its pitfalls. Ensure the ergonomics of your standing setup are as finely tuned as those of your sitting desk.
- In the Kitchen – Whether we’re culinary connoisseurs or occasionally microwave masters, the kitchen is a frequent setting for postural malaise. Techniques for keeping your spine happy while food prepping are a must!
- Nutrition for Spinal Health – Drs. Amanda and Cotey Jordan recommend a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods to support your adjustments. Omega-3 fatty acids, leafy greens, and vitamins like C and D are spinal superfoods.
- Hydration and the Spine – Think of water as the lifeblood of your chiropractic care post-session. It helps maintain the spongy discs between your vertebrae, and the spine’s need for hydration intensifies after an adjustment.
Stress can be the invisible perpetuator of poor posture and muscular strain, thus sabotaging the effects of your chiropractic sessions.
- Mindfulness & Meditation – These practices aren’t just for spiritual awakenings; they’re the neural equivalent of pressing the reset button on your nervous system function.
- Breathwork – Commanding your breath is commanding your body. Simple exercises can calm your autonomic nervous system, alleviating tension held in the body.
Treatment with Drs. Amanda and Cotey Jordan at Family Chiropractic
“When our practice resonates with someone,” Dr. Cotey remarks, “we’ve become partners in their wellness journey. Our patient’s home health is equally as important as the care we provide.”
You’re invited to explore the transformative effects of Family Chiropractic, where our ethos is not only on addressing the immediate but also on sowing the seeds for lasting, vibrant health. Make an appointment today at our Cranberry Township office, and let’s get started on building you a lifestyle that enhances and capitalizes on the many benefits of our in-office treatments!