We are always available to schedule an appointment in the event that you suffer an injury or any unexplained pain, but as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Many injuries and some types of chronic pain can be prevented from ever happening in the first place. Often, focusing on just two simple health objectives can ward off many problems.

They’re so simple that you might even have overlooked them:

Work on improving your balance and flexibility and you will find that you experience fewer falls, strains, sprains, and other common types of injury.

As with any health-related goal, changing your habits is the key to success.

To improve your flexibility, begin a stretching routine. Yoga classes provide one great option, but you can also put together a regimen by simply subscribing to a few YouTube channels. The great thing about stretching or yoga is that you can do it almost anywhere, and you don’t need any special equipment.

What you do need, however, is a little bit of time. Try to devote 20 minutes per day to a stretching routine, and you will find that your flexibility gradually improves. You might also discover that this new habit helps with your stress levels and emotional health.

As for balance, core strength is the key. Work your core muscles several times per week through targeted exercises. Because balance comes from the core muscles, toning and strengthening this part of your body can improve your form during sports and daily activities, and also help to prevent falls and other accidents.

Since a weak core usually translates to overuse of the back muscles, strengthening your core can often resolve chronic back problems too.

Of course, even the healthiest people with the best habits can still experience an injury or other source of pain from time to time. If you do need our help, we’re just a phone call away. Call us to schedule a consultation for chiropractic treatments, and we can help you get healthier and stay that way.