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Why Chiropractic Care is Essential This Summer

Sipping on Summer with Chiropractic Care 

Summer is rolling in hot, and it’s not just about those savory BBQ smells, baseball games and weddings—it’s also when we all get a bit more active. Maybe it’s the weather or a schedule change that finally offers more “me time”, but either way summer is prime time for stepping up our active game. Those pre-dinner park walks, pool days with the kiddos, or cycling down your favorite trail – all these activities motivate us to get moving.

With every season change, we switch up wardrobes and menus, and summer is no exception. It’s a time filled with new activities and a packed social calendar, making it easy to stay on the move and forget to take care of your body. 

And just like that, before you know it, we're talking about back-to-school.

So, before you dive into the whirlwind of summer fun, make sure to give your body the extra TLC it needs with chiropractic care. 

Chiropractic Care in Summer 

Summer brings a significant shift in our daily routines and activities. The longer, warmer days invite us to spend more time outdoors, increasing our physical activity, often abruptly after the cooler, more sedentary months. This sudden increase in activity can shock the musculoskeletal system, leading to discomfort and injuries.

Chiropractic care helps your body adapt to these changes more seamlessly. Regular adjustments ensure that your spine and joints are aligned, enhancing your body's ability to handle increased activity without strain. Being proactive in your summer wellness can help prevent potential injuries and optimize your body’s overall function, and boost the immune system.

Prevent Summer Spine Injuries

Activities like swimming, hiking, and cycling demand flexibility and joint mobility that might have diminished over the winter. Chiropractors can tailor treatments to enhance joint mobility and muscle flexibility, preventing summer sports injuries, especially in activities you’re revisiting after a long break. 

On the flip side, over relaxation or lack of activity due to high summer heat, can also cause immobility leading to poor spinal health. 

Chiropractic Tips for Summer Travel 

Travel is often the backbone of summer plans, but long durations of sitting in cars or planes can lead to stiffness and discomfort. Swapping your desk chair for a cramped airplane seat isn't ideal for spinal health, but we get it. Chiropractic adjustments before and after your travels correct misalignments caused by cramped seats and limited movement, restoring your spine’s natural posture and relieving pressure on your nerves. 

Plus, advice from your chiropractor on how to sit properly and exercises to do while traveling can make a huge difference in how you feel during your trip.

Flip-Flops Are Great For The Pool

Sure, those summer-friendly flip-flops seem convenient for letting your toes breathe, but their lack of support can really do a number on your back and knees. Wearing them repeatedly might just set you up for a painful back-to-school season. So if you love giving your toes some fresh air, look for the best summer sandals for spine health with solid arch support to help maintain your posture and prevent injury. 

Handling Summer’s Stressors

Summer is more than just relaxing by the pool. For some of us, it’s renovations, weddings and operating a seasonal business. 

Stress is not exclusive to summer and plays a part in your vitality just like any other time of year. Chiropractic care can help you manage stress effectively and will promote relaxation and mental clarity to really help you enjoy summer. 

Summer Spinal Adjustments: Heat, Healing, and Health

When the mercury climbs, it's not just about finding the nearest pool or cranking up the AC—your spine also needs a little extra love. Chiropractic care keeps your spine perfectly aligned, because it plays a huge role in how well your body can handle the heat.

Spinal health and alignment helps your nervous system run smoothly and supports your body’s natural ability to stay cool and manage the heat. 

Plus, addressing any misalignments or kinks helps your body operate at its best including circulation. Better circulation helps flush out toxins from muscle and tissue, aiding in recovery and reducing inflammation, which makes your recovery from summer activities faster and less painful. 

Don’t Overlook Hydration In Spinal Health

Here’s a summer hack: Stay hydrated. Especially important if you’re out there enjoying the heat. Your spinal discs require water to stay healthy and function properly, much like oil in machinery. Without enough water, your discs can dehydrate, causing pain and increasing the risk of injuries.

Staying hydrated supports all your body's systems. By understanding the importance of hydration in chiropractic care, you can help keep your family active. Proper hydration boosts chiropractic benefits by enhancing the body’s ability to regulate fluid balance through optimal spinal alignment.

So, keep that water bottle handy and sip your way through summer.

Stretch, Schedule, and Keep Summering 

Summer is pretty great, and so is stretching. It wakes up your joints, improves flexibility, increases blood flow, and reduces the risk of injuries. Basically, it’s a summer must–have.

Sometimes summer can throw us off our wellness routines. Don’t worry – let the Geaux Chiro team take care of your chiropractic needs and get you all tuned up for summer. 

Here’s to a healthy, vibrant, and pain-free summer season!

Book your summer adjustment today!

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