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AuburnChiro Anti Inflammatory

While incorporating wellness habits and tips into your routine may seem trivial, a solid wellness regimen is the backbone of reducing inflammation in your body. Furthermore, when we say backbone, we mean it literally- the spine is the central highway of the nervous system, meaning it can immensely affect our physical and mental health. While incorporating a wellness routine may not address every single spinal issue like a chiropractor would, it is imperative to integrate numerous wellness tips into everyday life to build a strong foundation for your overall health.

1. Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The most important aspect of your health and wellness routine is proper rest and relaxation. Even more so, it can look like redefining rest and incorporating it into every aspect of our daily lives, not just when we hit the pillow. Vagus nerve stimulation is one way to easily relax our bodies and minds at any point in the day. A simple stimulation through the cranial nerve can counteract our bodies' fight or flight reaction. Examples of stimulating this nerve can be as simple as deep breathing, mindfulness, humming, singing or even laughing to divert our bodies and minds to a calm state. Examples of this can include yoga, guided meditation, or deep breathing techniques and exercises.

In addition to improving your mentality with this wellness technique, it can do wonders for your spinal cord. These Vagus nerve techniques have anti-inflammatory properties and can inhibit pro-inflammatory aggressors. By reducing the amount of inflammation in your body, you can finally give your spine and back pain a rest.

2. Low Impact Movement

Many people believe that the only way to effectively exercise is with high-intensity movements like cardio and extreme strength training. While these are great workouts to build strength, it may not be necessary for everyone to exercise aggressively. Not only can these workouts be damaging and painful for some people, they are not the only way you can effectively exercise. Engaging in low-impact movements like yoga, pilates, walking, or even low-impact strength training can help you achieve your exercise goals, and minimize impact that may cause stress and inflammation in some problematic joints of the spine and extremities.

Engaging in low-impact workouts can be an effective way to alleviate spinal pain by reducing inflammation in the spine. Unlike high-impact exercises that may put undue stress on the spine, these workouts offer a safe and gentle alternative to promote joint motion and improve spine health. By incorporating low-impact exercises into your routine, you can take a proactive approach to managing spine pain and improve your overall well-being.

3. The Mediterranean Diet

Last but not least, the road to anti-inflammation starts inside, with what you consume each day. One way to incorporate anti-inflammatory recipes into your diet is through the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet focuses on a wide array of delicious, yet healthy foods. Common foods that are consumed in the Mediterranean diet are beans, legumes, lots of fresh vegetables, lean meats like fish and chicken, and of course, olive oil, as a healthy fat. Furthermore, in addition to the quality of foods, the Mediterranean diet encourages eating smaller portions frequently throughout the day. For example, instead of eating three big meals, the Mediterranean diet focuses on eating five small meals throughout the day.

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet are great for your overall health. Not only does it reduce the risk of heart disease, and keep you agile and feeling your best, it is renowned for lowering inflammation in the body. This translates directly to the spine, which can significantly reduce back pain and discomfort.

How We Can Help

At Auburn Chiropractic Associates, we want you to feel your best, always. We believe that optimal health begins internally, which is why we emphasize the importance of reducing inflammation incrementally in your everyday practices. While incorporating wellness tips are always beneficial, sometimes your body needs that extra care, which is why we offer non-invasive, drug-free, chiropractic care tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is not only to empower you to take on the day pain-free but provide education through our proactive strategies and helpful tips. Contact us today to learn more and start feeling your best!

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Auburn, AL 36830
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