As the sun shines brighter and the days get longer, summer beckons us outdoors. Whether you’re hitting the trails, finding a volleyball court outdoors, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll, your spine plays a crucial role in keeping you active and pain-free.

There are many ways that chiropractic care can enhance your summer experience. Your posture, whether you’re sitting, standing or crouching, can play an important role in your overall spine comfort. Lounging by the pool or sitting on picnic blankets can strain your back. Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure proper spinal alignment, reducing the risk of discomfort and muscle tension.

Tending to your garden or mowing the lawn? These activities involve repetitive movements that can stress your spine. Chiropractors can address any misalignments caused by gardening tasks, allowing you to enjoy your green oasis without pain. Your chiropractic team can talk to you about small changes you can make on a daily basis that will benefit your wellness in the long-term. Chiropractors aren’t just about adjustments to your spine; they want to help you adjust your life to avoid pain and discomfort.

Headed out of town this summer? Road trips and flights can wreak havoc on your back. Between the stress and the small seats, chiropractic adjustments before and after travel help prevent stiffness and ensure you’re ready for your summer adventures. Once you get where you’re going, you’ll feel ready to dive into all of the fun that awaits you.

From beach volleyball to paddleboarding, summer sports put strain on your body. Chiropractic care optimizes joint function, enhances flexibility, and supports overall performance.
Also remember that hydration is essential during hot months. Proper hydration keeps your spinal discs pliable and helps maintain their shock-absorbing properties. Combine chiropractic adjustments with staying hydrated for optimal results. Water paired with electrolytes can be the winning combination to keep you going all summer long. It goes by quickly in the NW, so you don’t want to miss a single second.

Lastly, ensure you’re practicing self-care and directly taking responsibility for your health and safety by doing the following:

● Stretching: Incorporate gentle stretches into your daily routine. Chiropractors can guide you on effective stretches to keep your muscles limber.

● Nutrition: Fresh fruits and veggies are abundant in summer. Nutrient-rich foods support overall health, including your spine.

● Sunscreen: While chiropractors focus on your musculoskeletal health, don’t forget to protect your skin. Apply sunscreen to prevent sunburns and skin damage.

Are you ready to embrace summer with a healthy spine and healthy you? Get in touch with Momentum Chiropractic today so we can get you ready to be outside during these summer months!