Stagnation is the norm
How familiar is this weekday schedule:
- 1 hour of commuting
- 6-8 hours sitting at the office
- 2-4 hours sitting at home recreating or in front of screens
Let’s apply the scope of circulation to this scenario: when you sit for this long each day, your blood circulation becomes stagnant. When your blood doesn’t flow, nutrients and oxygen can’t reach the cells in need, while excess cell waste and lymphatic material is left to accumulate because it can’t be carried away. What does this mean for you:
- Low oxygenation in the brain leads to headaches and anxiety
- Swelling and pain in the extremities
- Loss of range of motion
- Muscle degeneration
Excessive sitting can even go so far as to damage blood vessels and many experts are debating not over whether or not it takes years off your life, but how many! So what is the answer to this circulation stagnation? Movement. Movement of any kind, whether it’s standing up, walking and bending over to take a drink from the water fountain or something more exhaustive, helps get your blood flowing.
Improving circulation helps you beat back pain
At Scorca Chiropractic, we are in the business of helping people improve their circulation, both through education and direct action. Chiropractic treatment combines hands-on modalities such as spinal adjustment with therapeutic modalities such as decompression, exercise and massage to increase blood flow to regions that are stagnant and in pain. By improving range of motion, we allow you to pursue activities and movement that maintains good circulation. If you are interested in using our services to improve circulation, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.