If anyone answered honestly when asked how he or she was, the most common answer would most likely be “tired.”
Our focused society continuously pushes us to do more in a single day, reducing the number of hours we can devote to rest and relaxation.
The precious few moments of sleep that we’re able to steal every night just don’t seem to cut it, leading us to guzzle coffee and energy drinks in the hopes of making it through the day. Energy has become a precious commodity, and we’ll take it anywhere we can get it.
Everyone Is Stressed
The most common thief of our daily energy is stress. The pressures of career, family, friends and home hang from our limbs and soak up our stamina, making our movements sluggish and our efforts half-done. We begin to push harder to make it through a day, until we finally feel as if we can’t go on anymore. You might think this just means you need a personal day, but you could be suffering from fatigue, which is far more serious than you might think. For those who find themselves exhausted throughout the week, try using chiropractic procedures to combat your fatigue!
Symptoms of Fatigue
How do you know if what you’re feeling is fatigue and not because you need to hit the hay earlier? True fatigue is different from feeling like you need an afternoon nap. Not only will you feel tired, but you might lack motivation to do anything other than stare blankly at a wall. It also can serve as a warning sign that something else is not right within our bodies, be it a physical, mental or emotional issue.
You might have noticed that the color pink has taken over the month of October. Perhaps you’ve seen NFL players sporting pink cleats and gloves, pink lids on yogurt cups, and even special shades of lipstick sold in bright pink tubes. This color conquest is due to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with all of these pink products donating part of their profits to various research funds.
Breast cancer is the most common among women, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer, with the chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death about 1 in 36 (about 3%).
The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2014 about 232,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women while around 40,000 women will succumb to the disease.
While these death rates have been declining since 2000 due to increased screening and prevention methods, this disease still robs many women of long, full lives, which is why the donation campaigns are so widespread during this month.
However, you might not know that there is another theme assigned to the month of October – National Chiropractic Month. While these two topics might not seem to complement each other, they actually go hand in hand. The most often prescribed treatments for cancer, which are chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, are incredibly hard on the body even as they help remove, kill or shrink the cancerous cells. Cancer patients can relieve a significant amount of stress and pain by learning about what type of chiropractic procedures are available around Atlanta.
Cancer survivors are plagued by terrible side effects during treatment and will often seek complementary treatments to help ease the nausea, pain and extreme fatigue.
October is National Chiropractic Health Month and we are celebrating health all over the nation. National Chiropractic Health Month is sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association to raise awareness about chiropractic care and the services that it provides. If you deal with back, neck or shoulder pain, or even other injuries or conditions that slow you down, chiropractic care may be the treatment you need in order to return to your normal, pain-free life.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a natural way of treating bones, muscles and nerves while improving your body’s health in the process. One of the more common chiropractic treatments is spinal manipulation, also known as a chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractor will adjust your spine in order to straighten it, relieving pain for numerous areas of your body. Methods of chiropractic care include:
- Spinal Manipulation Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Traction Therapy
- Electrical Stimulation
- Heat Therapy
- Exercise Programs
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