Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Muscle Aches and Soreness
If you’ve worked out even once, you know the discomfort that can come afterward. The sore muscles, the aching pain, and the general discomfort can make you want to stop working out for a while, or at least for a day or two. Even if you never miss a workout, muscle aches and soreness may lead to you taking it easy at the gym when you really don’t want to or not pushing yourself as hard as you’d like due to pain. Thankfully, there are a few ways to overcome muscle soreness so that you aren’t sidelined after an intense workout.
If you’re not already stretching as part of your workout, now’s the time to add it to your exercise regime. Perhaps you don’t work out regularly but want to start. Beginning with a stretching routine is a great way to begin. The more flexible your body is, the less likely you are to feel muscle soreness. Additionally, stretching is a great way to relieve stress and feel good about what you’re doing to take care of your body.
They say that what you get out of your body is all about what you put in it. If you’re binging on junk food and soda on a regular basis, you shouldn’t be surprised if you have weight problems, consistent headaches, or sore muscles. Simply eating a more balanced diet, taking a multivitamin, and drinking more water can be huge for overcoming the achiness in your muscles after a workout. Additionally, cutting back on sugar and processed foods can go a long way in your overall health and wellness.
Your body is healthier when it’s stronger. But you don’t have to be a gym rat who’s constantly lifting weights to improve your overall strength. If you can figure out where your weaker muscles are, you can train specifically to strengthen them, which can decrease overall soreness after a workout. You can also do stabilizing exercises to further support your joints with increased muscle, which can reduce the likelihood of injury and muscle aches.
Sometimes your muscle aches and soreness are about imbalances in your skeletal system, or they may be linked to spinal subluxations. Both of these things can be improved upon with chiropractic care. Dr. Grant Lisetor is a chiropractor in Charlotte, NC, who aims to optimize full body function with neurologically-based care. He will determine the location of misalignments (subluxations) in your spine and adjust them, restoring proper brain-body communication and optimizing overall function. This improves healing and recovery time, and it helps take your health-related efforts further.
To learn more about how chiropractic can help you live a greater life, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic. They are passionate and excited about educating the public about the benefits of chiropractic care and would love the opportunity to speak with you about how regular chiropractic care can improve your health, well-being, and overall life.