When was the last time that you went in for a chiropractic alignment? If you´re like most Americans, chances are you have neglected your personal health and wellbeing and spent too much time at your office chair.
Better life choices will inevitably translate into healthier and happier living. In Texas, Dr. Matt Delgado – recognized as Austin´s number 1 chiropractic, has actively championed the concept of balance between work and leisure.
So, how can we make healthier choices? It all starts with taking action. Something as simple as doing those things you have been putting off, which you know are important will go a long way. Dr. Matt Delgado shares a few super simple health hacks for a better life:
- Sleep is important! According to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 Americans don´t get enough sleep. How can you function properly if your body is not well rested? The solution is as easy as cutting back on frivolous activities that reduce your free time and allowing your system to recover.
- Get yourself checked out. If you haven´t been to the dentist in a while, chances are you will suffer from poor oral health in the future. The same goes for chiropractic alignments. Your body needs certain adjustments from time to time in order to perform at the highest possible level. Fortunately, the team at Lifespring Chiropractic is always ready to help!
- Observe your thought patterns. Studies have shown that simple changes in your daily mindset can help reduce stress and provide an overall boost in your moods and self esteem. Take 15 to 20 minutes out of your daily routine to make a mental list of all the things that are going well in your life and remember, grateful people are happy people.
Dr. Delgado recently granted us an interview in which he discussed some of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of his profession:
Please share with our readers what the main benefits of a chiropractic alignment are?
The benefits of seeing a chiropractor regularly include having a healthy spine, nervous system, and surrounding joints. This leads to a pain free high quality of life; Aside from living with less pain, many people notice better movement, and better function of their body which translates to improved posture, better sleep, energy, and mood! A lot of times we live with pain and tension in our body because we have had it for years and believe that we just have to live that way! This is the furthest thing from the truth. We have the power to change our health at any age in life. The earlier we stack health habits in our favor, the better health we will have for life!
What are some of the illnesses or conditions that can be prevented by the treatments you provide?
While we do not claim to cure or treat any disease, we do see people heal or improve from many different types of conditions. Some of the most common things we see people benefit from include arthritis, degenerative disc disease, tendonitis, bursitis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis. Outside of the joints of the spine, we also see amazing results. This is because the spine and nervous system influences the health of the entire human body. As we improve its health, we see the body return to normal, optimal function. When this happens, symptoms of many kinds tend to disappear. Some of the conditions we see improve include autoimmune conditions, vertigo, tinnitus, ear infections, anxiety, and depression.
How often do you recommend visiting a chiropractor?
It depends! Everybody is different and therefore requires a different amount of frequency. Some of the things that affect treatment time include things like age, past traumas, occupation, stress levels, and exercise frequency. Traumas that contribute to longer treatment times include things like sports injuries, car accidents, falls, broken bones, etc. Other things that we take into account include how someone spends most of their time. If they work at a tech job in front of a computer, and have little motion in their daily routine, they typically need more treatment. High stress levels impact our health by adding tension in our muscles and surrounding joints, which typically results in longer treatment times. When it comes to age, the younger someone is, the quicker they usually respond to chiropractic and the less treatment is needed. This is why we recommend getting an evaluation earlier in life.
What are some of the most rewarding aspects of your work?
I get to see people’s lives change tremendously every week! It really is miraculous to see so many people come off of different medications, live a healthier, happier, more meaningful life. It’s one of the most rewarding things in the world to be of service to others and see life transformations. My job has also given me the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best athletes, musicians, and celebrities which has been really fun! It has brought many really amazing experiences and taken me all around the world, in just a short 4 years. I can only image what the next 30 years brings!