New Year’s Resolutions and Chiropractic
It is the beginning of a New Year and many of you are kick starting your New Year’s resolution off right, with a new workout regimen. As you may have noticed, you are quite sore after a good session at the gym! This sore feeling that lingers a few days later is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. This term is a fancy way of saying that your muscles are experiencing micro-trauma after exercising especially if they have not been stressed in a while. The soreness is usually most significant in the first 24-72 hours after exercising. After an intense exercise your muscles adapt quickly and begin to grow. So to prevent more damage to your muscles before they have had a chance to repair, you will feel a dull, achy pain. Normally this pain will subside within a couple of days.
However, some people may feel the effects of their workout much longer which can be from a number of different reasons like working out too hard too soon. The problem that arises with this is that with unhealthy muscles leads to unhealthy spines. As you may know, muscles move bones and if muscles are too tight because they are spastic, they will pull on your joints resulting in misalignment. With chiropractic care, the adjustments will release unwanted muscle tension allowing spastic muscles to relax. This way you are able to heal faster and more effectively so you can get back to feeling good and doing your workout without hesitation.
Here at Watkins Family Chiropractic, Dr Josh Watkins and Dr. Lindsay Hurlbut have adjusted thousands of patients relating to this common problem. Additionally, we are proud to announce we are now offering a 12 week weight loss program through Nutri-Dyn, Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program. If you or someone you know is in the Savage, Burnsville, or Shakopee area, give us a call to discuss your weight loss goals and to stay healthy while achieving them!