Nature vs. Nurture?
Many of my patients often ask me if genetics can play a role in their aches and pains? The answer is YES! Nature or genetics can play a significant role. Some are more genetically inclined to develop scoliosis, disc injuries and herniations, radiculopathies and osteoporosis . . . to name just a few. These conditions can lead to pain throughout the body which can become chronic and debilitating. As a chiropractor on the Upper East Side, I teach my patients about the importance of an overall healthy lifestyle. Eating fruits and vegetables, and exercising and stretching regularly in conjunction with chiropractic care is a preventive, proactive approach that can inhibit the onset of inflammation and pain.Your lifestyle, an integral part of your health and well being, can help mitigate the forces of nature.
For optimal health, nurture your body every day.Do you feel sluggish in the afternoon? Choose an appleinstead of candy for an energy boost. Are you slouching? Carry less in your bag. Do you have neck/shoulder pain or forward head displacement? Elevate your computer screen to eye level. Is your posture compromised? Swap your high heels for flats or sneakers on your daily walk to work. These simple lifestyle changes, together with chiropractic care can make a big difference in your well being. Be proactive. Work together with your body. Feel your best. Enjoy life! If you are feeling like it is time to come in and take care of your body, please contact us today!
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