Stretch, Stretch, Stretch

Most people know that stretching can increase flexibility and better balance.  But did you know it does all this:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Increases mobility
  • Improves balance
  • Improves posture
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Reduces tension
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Decreases the risk of injury

Stretching also is the cheapest and the simplest exercise you’ll ever do and requires no equipment, floor space or special clothes.

3 Stretching Tips

Stretching conditions the muscles for exertion and exercise, making every muscle movement more efficient.

  • Always warm up your muscles for at least five minutes prior to stretching–good warm-ups include jogging in place, slow biking and jumping jacks.
  • When you start, never bounce or bob. Not only is this less effective than simply “holding” the stretch, but it can also be very dangerous and lead to injuries.
  • Always complete each stretch for both sides of your body or limb in the same way.

Ask us for a list of stretches that can help your spine at your next visit!

3 Reasons For Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

You might not be surprised that according to Driver Knowledge, 3 million people in the US are injured every year in car accidents, however, did you know that it’s all too common for people injured in a seemingly minor car accident to develop chronic problems. Often people don’t realize that chiropractic care is the best option because it doesn’t involve drugs or surgery.

We’ve listed our top three reasons you should visit a chiropractor after being involved in an auto accident:

Chiropractic Care Reduces Inflammation – There are numerous studies that when you go to a chiropractor, they will be able to manipulate your spine and help your body release IL-6, an important anti-inflammatory substance the body produces to help with acute injuries.

Chiropractic Care Restores Motion – Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion when you’re in pain, experiencing joint stiffness/tightness or loss of range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments will mobilize your spine and allow it to begin the healing process faster than normal.

Chiropractic Care Reduces Scar Tissue – At AdvaCare Clinics we also use Class 4K Laser treatments that will promote pain relief, reduce inflammation, improve range of motion and reduce scar tissue.

After a crash adrenaline kicks in, signaling endorphins that overwhelm your body and cloud your pain receptors. The first few days after an accident has a dramatic effect on your recovery and your health. Make a smart decision and contact AdvaCare Clinics for a faster, more complete and less time consuming recovery soon after the crash. Our advanced healthcare solutions that can correct, repair and aid your body in its natural healing process, after you’ve sustained injuries from a crash. Call 952-835-653 today for an appointment.