November is one of the most exciting months of the year because it’s a month of change and celebration. The leaves are falling, blanketing the ground in warm confetti. The air is turning brisk. And many of us are already starting to make plans for the holidays when we can gather together with our loved ones and enjoy parties, outings, and general merriment. However, if the holly and the ivy only serve as reminders that arthritis limits your mobility and daily activities, perhaps it’s time to take back your life.
At Twin Cities Chiropractic in Minneapolis, our patient and compassionate chiropractors can help you make the most out of your holidays, despite your arthritis this year. We offer a full spectrum of approaches to help you get more out of your time with friends and loved ones.
Arthritis and the Holidays
For most Americans, the holidays are something to look forward to. Many of us love shopping all over town for the perfect holiday gifts and gathering together with family. But even if you’re in perfect health, the additional obligations of the holidays can start to wear you out.
For those who live with a chronic health condition, all of that running around shopping for gifts and additional family obligations can be draining and painful. This is especially true for joint pain sufferers as their arthritis can worsen over time. All of that time spent rushing around town looking for gifts can increase your arthritis pain, causing pain flares that can take all of the fun out of the holidays.
Increased Stress Levels
For chronic pain sufferers, the added stress of the holidays can compound any pain you may be suffering. Many arthritis patients practice self-care throughout the year to reduce their chance of a flare, but escaping holiday obligations can prove a unique challenge. Whether you’re feeling pressured to pull off the perfect Thanksgiving, or you need to feel your best so you can enjoy playing with your grandchildren, the holidays can be stressful.
To compound these problems, researchers have found that chronic pain from arthritis and other conditions can increase with added stress. There are a few things you can do to help manage your pain during this busy time, like eating healthier, asking for help, pacing yourself whenever possible, and visiting a chiropractor.
Here are a few tools a chiropractor can use to help you feel better over the holidays:
● Rehabilitative services
● Restorative massage
● Wellness support
Twin Cities Chiropractic Services for Arthritis Pain Relief
If the sound of holiday music in the grocery store has you wishing for days before your arthritis pain slowed you down, make this the year you take back your life. At Twin Cities Chiropractic, we’re committed to helping you feel better so you can focus on what’s important.
To schedule your chiropractic appointment, give us a call at 651-224-1921. Or contact us to find out more about how we can help. And happy holidays from our family at Twin Cities Chiropractic to yours!