Everyone is excited about summer this year, especially since the entire world skipped summer last year. It’s always a time filled with excitement, fun, and endless opportunities for lifelong memories. The best stories always start with, “this one summer,” and then the doors are opened to a wild list of possibilities. As fun as summer can be, the activities that become available do introduce additional chances of injury. If, like most of the world, you’ve been inactive for the past year, your body is probably not operating at its full potential. So, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with the chiropractors at RxWellness Spine & Health and get your body realigned, adjusted, and operating at its most efficient.
The summer sun does bring a lot of possibilities for problems, however, if you are mindful and proactive, you can enjoy your endless days in the shade without suffering any serious or long-term consequences. Some important summer wellness tips to remember:
- Stay Hydrated
- Wear Sun Screen
- Get Active
- Wear Protective Gear
- Schedule your chiropractic consultation
In the summertime, we lose a lot of fluids by sweating in the hot sun, so we must proactively replace them by drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated. Staying hydrated is important for maintaining vital body functions, facilitating a wide range of body processes, and preserving your overall wellness. Drinking plenty of water also helps the body regulate temperature, prevent infections, deliver necessary nutrition to cells, lubricate joints, and improve organ function. It can also clear up the skin, improve sleep quality, and boost brain function.
Summer days are longer, the sun shines brighter, and sunscreen is highly recommended. Most experts recommend wearing sunscreen year-round anyways, but if you’re a person that never wears sunscreen, you should wear it during the summer months. It decreases the risk of developing deadly skin cancer, keeps the skin tone even, and protects against sunburn.
Schedule your chiropractic adjustment and get your body in the best possible shape to complete extraneous activities. Chiropractic care is the best form of preventative care because it allows the body to be in the correct position when completing rigorous tasks. For example, you might feel pressure on your knees when lifting, jumping, or running because your spine, hips, or legs are not in their correct position. Ignoring this could result in a severe injury while you’re in the middle of vigorous activity. Consulting with a chiropractor can get your body in its proper alignment and help you avoid those types of injuries. While nothing can completely prevent accidental injuries, chiropractic care is the best form of preventative care.
Chiropractic Care and Summer Wellness
Chiropractic care is very effective at healing injuries and chronic pain, as opposed to simply masking the symptoms. Chiropractors believe that under the right conditions, the body usually has everything it needs to heal itself. Therefore, the chiropractor’s job is to unburden the body’s communication system, so it can effectively regulate and maintain its important processes.
Chiropractors mainly focus on treating conditions affecting the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. They often do adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and recommend useful exercises and stretches that can facilitate healing between visits. Receiving regular chiropractic care can also reduce back pain, headaches, neck pain, joint pain/discomfort, and just improve your overall wellness. People who incorporate chiropractic care into their wellness routine are generally healthier than people who do not.
Summer Wellness with RxWellness Spine & Health
At RxWellness Spine & Health, we strive to ensure that all our patients receive quality chiropractic care that is customized and personalized to their specific needs. On your very first visit, you will have an extensive consultation with the chiropractor to discuss your concerns, discomfort, or wellness goals. The doctor will do a full chiropractic examination in addition to taking x rays. All the information they gather during the consultation will be used to personalize your treatment plan. Each patient’s recommendation will be different and will depend on their list of presented symptoms.
At RxWellness Spine & Health, our chiropractors work very closely with our massage therapists to give our patients the benefit of two powerful healing techniques. Massage therapy or soft tissue manipulation works very well with chiropractic care because it relaxes tight muscle tension that could be pulling or pushing the body out of alignment. Incorporating both techniques into a single treatment session allows our patients to get the most out of their appointment, and see improvements in the shortest possible time frame.
In addition to massage therapy, we have a wide variety of additional treatments that work in tandem with chiropractic care. Each recommendation will depend on the patient’s needs, their area of concern, and their level of pain. Some additional treatments we offer include:
These are just a few examples of the services we offer, your exact treatment plan will be discussed between you and your doctor. They may recommend one or more of the above treatments or something else entirely.
Contact RxWellness Spine & Health
The summer is the time to make new and exciting memories, build lasting friendships, and above all have fun! However, you want to always make sure that while you’re having fun, you’re also being safe and careful. So remember to be proactive with your summer wellness and do everything in your ability to ensure a safe and exciting season of fun. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation at any of our offices across the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area please give us a call at 1(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online. Our Offices are conveniently located throughout the DMV area and are listed below.
- Arlington: 932 N Highland St Suite A, Arlington, VA 22201
- Herndon: 15001 Shady Grove Rd Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850
- Rockville: 15001 Shady Grove Rd Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850
- Tysons:8609 Westwood Center Dr, Suite 620, Vienna, VA 22182