Mid-February is just around the corner and you know what that means…ValenSpines Day!
That’s right! On February 14th we celebrate ValenSpines Day at Triad Health Center!
Just how does one celebrate ValenSpines Day, you ask? Why, by showing your spine how much you love it, of course!
The health of your spine is vital to the health of your whole body. A strong spine allows us to move and exercise which helps keep us in healthy physical shape and live pain-free. A straight spine also allows your brain to receive messages from the rest of the body. The spinal cord goes from the base of the brain to the waist area and protects the nerves that run through it. Peripheral nerves that run throughout the rest of the body send messages to the spinal column which transmits the messages to the brain. If these nerves become damaged or “pinched”, messages won’t get through.
How To Show Your Spine Some Love
Taking care of your spine isn’t hard. It involves a lot of things that you should be doing anyway for optimal health.
A strong core means a strong back. Look for ways to strengthen your core like biking, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, and yoga — and do them regularly. Yoga is particularly good for the spine and stretches all the muscles in your body, improving your range of motion, which will improve your performance.
A restful night where you get 8-9 hours of sleep allows your body to heal itself from the day’s activities. Getting a good night’s sleep can:
✓ Reduce inflammation
✓ Improve your memory
✓ Help you maintain a healthy weight
✓ Reduce stress
Be sure to get the right mattress for your back. A mattress that’s too soft won’t give your back the support it needs and one that’s too firm could push on your pressure points and cause misalignments.
Eat a Healthy Diet
We all know that it’s important to have a diet full of lots of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that some foods cause pain? Inflammation contributes to chronic pain in the body, including back pain. The main culprits that cause inflammation are sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial trans fats, vegetable and seed oils, refined carbs, alcohol, and processed meats. To fight inflammation, eat foods that are inflammatories such as vegetables, plant-based proteins, dairy, and salmon.
See a Chiropractor
Your chiropractor can make sure your spine is in alignment by fixing any subluxations that can be caused by things other than an injury, such as poor diet, poor posture, age, and other disorders. Through gentle spinal adjustments, a chiropractor can get your spine back in proper working order. You’ll increase your range of motion, improve your mobility, be more relaxed, and reduce your pain.
One more way we celebrate ValenSpines Day at Triad Health Center is by hosting a Seasonal Giveaway exclusive to our current patients!
If you’re a current patient, you’re automatically entered to win! And if you’ve referred a friend or family member to our clinic, you will automatically receive 5 additional entries into the drawing for each referral. Thank you!
Check out what’s included in our ValenSpines Day gift package:
Ergonomic Proper Roller
Cervical Soft Roll
Pro-Lordotic Neck Exerciser
CBD Clinic Level 2 Cream
Turmeric + Bromelain Anti-inflammatory
Muscle & Back Pain Essential Oil Roll-On
ValenSpines Day package value = $300!
The winner of the Seasonal Giveaway will be announced live on Facebook on Monday February 14th, 2022 and will also be notified by email.