5 Tools to Reduce Baton Rouge Holiday Back Pain and Stress

picutre of christmas giftThe holidays are upon us all in Baton Rouge. All of us Baton Rouge chiropractors, teachers, parents, workers, and employees are feeling the holiday stress. Let’s all make a vow to better cope this year! Here are 5 tools Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers:

  1. A Grateful Attitude
    • Be grateful. Gratitude leads to joy which is what the holiday season is all about!
  2. Good Food
    • Eat well notably on in-between party days.
    • Mix in fruits and vegetables.
    • Enjoy the sweets, but eat them in moderation. Nonessential sugar for immediate energy turns into fat. Fat doesn’t help back pain or attitude!
    • Stay hydrated. Kickoff a new water drinking pattern. Eight glasses of water a day is a fine start! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation supports water consumption for your bone, skin, spinal disc, bowel, mind, and appetite! (1)
  3. Movement
    • Just move. Walk more.
    • Schedule a workout or a yoga class (2) or a walk at the gym or on the treadmill.
    • Start a new routine of waking to motion with a simple exercise you can do while in bed even: knee-chest and hamstring stretch.
  4. Self-Care
    • Don’t ignore signs of back pain or neck pain. All that Baton Rouge shopping and gift wrapping (There's no ideal position to get this job done!) may strain your spine. Arrange a visit to your Baton Rouge chiropractor - your back pain specialist - sooner than later.  Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here for you!
    • Breathe. Focus on the breath when too many choices appear, too many cookies have to be baked, too many gifts have to be wrapped. Just breathe. It's fascinating what 6 even breaths in and out will do.
    • Visualize calm. When "too much" comes your way, visualize yourself in your favorite location: a beach, a snow capped mountain, a hot tub, a lounge chair in front of a fire. Ahhh.
    • Close your eyes. Not while you're actually driving to grandmother's house, but close your eyes for a moment while sitting at your desk or in your car. Closing your eyes shuts out all the stimuli if only for a moment.
    • Soak in the sun whenever possible. Its Vitamin D does wonders for your bones and immunity and spirit! (3)
    • Delight in some Baton Rouge chiropractic care!
  5. Sleep
    • Sleep gives your mind and body a rest to be ready for more! (4)

The holidays are so busy. The time is so short. The demands – self imposed or family imposed or work imposed or society imposed – are high. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor and all the staff at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation feel it, too. Let’s support each other this year! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation looks forward to your relaxing, re-energizing, pain-relieving holiday Baton Rouge chiropractic visit! Contact us today. Happy Holidays!

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