How Chiropractic Can Help You Reach Your New Year’s Health Goals

How Chiropractic Can Help You Reach Your New Year’s Health Goals

Chiropractic Rochester MN Healthy Goals

People across the county are setting New Year’s resolutions in Rochester and many of them involve health goals. You may have signed up for a gym, but have you considered how chiropractic can help you reach those health goals? We’ve got data and stories for you whether your goals are about health, fitness, or even mental and emotional goals.

Chiropractic & Health Goals

Even if you don’t have a specific New Year’s intention or set goal, you may know what you don’t want.

  • You don’t want to be tired.
  • You don’t want to be in pain.
  • You don’t want to be sick all the time.
  • You don’t want to stay at an unhealthy weight.

You may not have realized that by improving one thing, you can address most or all of those desires: improve your body’s function.

That sounds like a giant ask, right? However, we know that the nervous system is what controls the function and communication of every other system. As chiropractors, Dr. Ed and Dr. Stacy examine where there may be dysfunction in the nervous system.

The nervous system involves the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, movable joints designed to give you flexibility and mobility.

However, the vertebrae can become misaligned and “stuck” putting pressure on the nerves. We call this a subluxation.

Subluxations create inflammation and interference on the nerves, causing dysfunction in the nervous system. This dysfunction has a ripple down effect on the rest of the organs, systems, and glands of the body.

As Hippocrates said, “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” So chiropractors examine the spine and identify where there are subluxations. We adjust and restore alignment and movement to that joint.

Since all your nerves branch off the spine, the resulting restored function can affect your health in many ways!

Elliot left us this review after being under chiropractic care at our Rochester office. “If you're hesitant to go to the chiropractor I can tell you it's 100% worth the investment. I pushed off going in for a couple years and I can honestly say that I wish I went in sooner. I have been sleeping better, my posture is better, and I don't need pain meds to get through the day.”

Chiropractic & Fitness Goals

Did you sign up for a gym membership? Did you register for a half-marathon? Did you commit to walking daily with a friend? Did you hire a trainer?

Whatever your fitness goals, it’s important to get the structure of your body in alignment before you build up muscle. This allows you to work out more safely and minimize injuries too!

But our first priority is bringing stability back to your spine through chiropractic care.

Then, our simple advice is to move your body every day as much as possible. We don’t want to overwhelm you, but we may give you a few, very targeted movements.

Once you are in alignment, chiropractic care can really optimize your movement and workouts through the increased function we already mentioned.

A 1991 study found that athletes who received chiropractic care for 6 weeks had an improved reaction time of 18%.

Another study looked at judo athletes who competed at a national level. After three adjustments, the athletes' grip strength had increased as much as 16%, while the control group saw no statistically significant difference.

And it’s not just in scientific studies that people are seeing results with chiropractic care! In our office, we frequently hear patients say that they are finally able to get back to exercising in the ways they love.

Nicoleyo said, “I have not been able to run for over a month and after my 1st visit I was able to go for a short run the next day. I have seen only 1 other chiropractor so I was a little nervous but everyone is so welcoming and patient with me.”

Chiropractic & Mental & Emotional Goals

When someone suffers from chronic pain, frequent illness and overall failure to thrive, frequently their mental and emotional health suffers as well.

Chiropractic care brings the body back into balance for a truly holistic approach.

One of our patients, Sharon shared this about how chiropractic adjustments affect her as a whole person. “I love coming here and how wonderful I feel afterwards. This is a warm, welcoming environment! The name is so suited to their work. I feel Vitality is a caring, relaxing environment where treating the individual as a whole is the core of their goal... not just treating one spot or one condition. When you can feel the trust in your medical care team that is a blessing - and feeling good as a result of their care and the trust is such a gift !”

As you are functioning better, feeling better, and have mobility back, you may find that you can once again participate in the activities you love! Whether it’s family walks, playing music, golfing or other sports, when your quality of life improves so does your joy! You may even find that relationship goals become easier to achieve when you start with the basics of restored physical function.

At Vitality Chiropractic in Rochester, we love being a part of your health journey! We’d love to help you and your family achieve your health goals.





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Rochester, MN 55901

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