How to Achieve your 2022 Health Goals
Every year thousands of Boise residents make a promise to themselves to finally do something about their nagging health issues. Whether it’s back pain, migraines, poor posture, acid reflux, digestive issues, or debilitating fatigue – we all start off the year with optimism and motivation to turn our health around.
We make appointments with our chiropractors and healthcare professionals… we go into the gym or yoga studio and sign up for a membership… we buy running shoes and an entire Nike workout outfit… we drive over to Whole Foods to stock up on organic veggies and low carb snacks in order to see our healthcare goals come to fruition.
At first, we religiously do everything it takes to turn our health around. We wake up early to exercise, make that veggie protein shake, and sit up straight at our desks and be mindful of our posture. But sooner or later we wean off of our New Year’s high, and settle into the same behaviors and habits that got us here in the first place.
Why Do We Fail?
There are two reasons this happens. First, we don’t establish a routine long enough for it to become a habit, and second, we don’t have a clear understanding of our health issues or the proper roadmap of how to get there.
Moreover, if we cannot measure progress, subconsciously we lose interest. If we don’t have accountability, we tend to cut corners. And if we don’t have commitment, we cannot see our hard work come to fruition.
At Optimal Spine & Posture – Chiropractor in Boise, Idaho, we have been transforming the health and lives of thousands of people, by helping them address the root cause of their pain, fatigue, and disease. We have also instilled a sense of motivation and commitment to their health… because once they start noticing transformative health experiences, they become even more engaged and committed to their own well-being.
Many patients admit that they initially came into the office to address neck pain, back pain, headache, or joint pain. But one thing that the vast majority of people – even healthcare professionals – don’t grasp, is how chiropractic care actually addresses whole-body health issues by allowing the nervous system to function and heal as it is intended.
As we grow older, once-dormant injuries start to resurface. Postural habits become ingrained into our everyday routines, and we learn to live with, or manage our pains and fatigues with drugs. In other words, we start accepting and giving into these new “realities”.
Here is what most traditional Western Medicine doctors won’t tell you… the source of most of your health issues, including pain, discomfort, dysfunction, and disease is rooted in your nervous system. And unless you address the health of your nervous system, you won’t be seeing any lasting results.
As you know, the nervous system is responsible for transporting vital nerve energy from the brain, down the spinal cord, and into every organ, muscle, limb, and tissue in your body. This nerve energy is responsible for maintaining the correct function of your vital organs, your mobility, strength, and energy.
But just as we talked about earlier, old unresolved injuries, poor postural habits, or just plain old gravity can gradually, and silently, throw your health out of balance. Misalignments of the spine and postural deformities – no matter how large or minuscule – will start pulling or pinching the delicate nerves that carry energy into every part of the body. Just like a garden hose that loses water pressure when stepped on, your nerves will start delivering less and less signals to their intended muscles, tissues, or organs… a condition us chiropractors refer to as nerve interference.
If left untreated nerve compression will not only lead to pain and discomfort, but more dangerously, dysfunction of your vital organs and possible disease.
At Optimal Spine & Posture in Boise, ID, our goal is to educate patients about the root cause of their health issues. Because once they know what it takes to elevate their health to the next level, they do it with intention, with motivation, and with determination.
So, if you or a loved one is about to make your 2022 health resolution, give Optimal Spine & Posture a call to make an appointment.