Your End-of-the-Year Wellness Check-Up

As the end of the year approaches it’s important to ensure that you’ve maximized your insurance benefits. Many folks, due to either lack of time or lack of attention paid to their policy guidelines, end up losing out on coverage benefits as the year concludes, most insurance policies refusing to roll-over benefits into the next year.

Chiropractic treatment is covered by most every insurance provider — some researchers even found that up to 87% of insured workers in America having coverage plans that cover chiropractic services.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic we specialize in providing chiropractic treatments that boost mobility, provide drug-free pain relief, and help boost cognitive function — among countless additional health and wellness benefits.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to recalibrate the body and mind as you head into the new year. Schedule your consultation with Espinosa Family Chiropractic to end the year strong and healthy.

Your First Back Care Class with Espinosa Family Chiropractic

One effective way we teach our patients special “back care” exercises at Espinosa Family Chiropractic is through our bi-weekly Back Care Class.

We have a board-certified specialist in back care who conducts each Back Care Class who gives each student/patient the necessary tools and wellness protocols that are needed in order to properly take care of and maintain themselves in everyday life. You’re only as healthy as your spine, after all!

Back Classes are a way of giving our patients a deeper knowledge of what chiropractic treatment is, which specific chiropractic adjustments each patient responds to (not to mention the particular function of each adjustment), and how they can assist their bodies on their own during healing, corrective, and workout recovery processes.

We’ll also teach you different daily stretches, proper sitting positions & how to maintain perfect posture, which sleeping positions are best for you, and much, much more. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our educational classes for our patients to take advantage of.

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes for Your Consideration

Sometimes during the holidays, it might be tempting to just throw any old traditional holiday dish together, when, the truth is, our knowledge of health and wellness should be changing those traditions in lieu of healthier options. If you’re interested in trying something new instead of the carb and starch heavy dishes of old, then keep reading!

1.) Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sweet potato lasagna is a fantastic dish and there are many iterations online for you to choose from. Opting for vegan-friendly dishes will likely make you a smash hit with your millennial family members while also getting some of the boomers to try something new!

2.) Strawberry, Kale, Pear, Almond Salad

Make an amazing salad this thanksgiving. Add fresh fruit like strawberries, or you can get fancy and add caramelized pair. Adding almonds, walnuts, and other healthy additions that pack some crunch will diversify the salad, not to mention give you healthy fats you need for brain fuel.

3.) Don’t Forget Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate actually has some pretty good health properties, providing brain fuel and increasing focus, not to mention releasing happy chemicals in the brain. Choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate and most of the sweets that will be part of the spread this year.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more about how chiropractic adjustments facilitate a healthy lifestyle.

Changing Your Nutrition for the Better

In today’s fast-paced world it might seem like a challenge to stay healthy, especially with fast food places popping up everywhere you look. Our schedules make fast food and effortless solutions seem quite attractive, but, the truth is, we’ll always feel better when we make the right decisions. With diet, eating cleaner, and eating fresh, whole foods should be a priority because taking this measure will fuel us more effectively throughout our day.

Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over a few changes you can make to your diet that will make a big impact on your health.

Cut Out Processed Foods

No more fast food, candy, or foods heavy in processed carbohydrates — these foods have zero nutritional value and force the body to work overtime in order to digest.

Eat Smaller Portions

Stop eating large meals in one sitting. Think of each meal as a quick pitstop in order to take in energy. Try to eat 3-5 smaller meals per day instead of 1-2 huge ones.

Stop Eating Before Bed

Try to make 8 or 9 pm your cutoff time as far as food goes if you go to bed around 10 or 11 pm. Eating right before bed disrupts healthy sleep cycles.

Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how chiropractic treatment can complement a healthy lifestyle.

What’s the Big Deal About Essential Oils?

If you have friends who are into homeopathic healing, it’s likely you’ve heard them talk about their essential oil collection. Maybe you’re an essential oil outsider and you’re looking to get into the game, but you have no idea where to start. That’s okay! Below, Espinosa Family Chiropractic goes over some general information about essential oils. We also provide a few suggestions if you’re looking to make some initial essential oil purchases.

They’ve Been Around for Centuries

Ancient cultures used essential oils for healing purposes. Those who possessed essential oils were usually on the wealthier side as these were and are derived from seeds and plants through a technical process.

Essential Oils Have a Variety of Applications

Some essential oils are good to revitalize the skin and areas of the body where applied while others are more moisturizing or calming. Do your research before using essential oils to know what to expect.

Essential Essential Oils

Lavender and rosemary are both popular essential oils to start your collection with — both producing calming effects when rubbed on the body or sniffed through a diffuser. Peppermint is another great essential oil to start out with as it has a revitalizing effect when sniffed through a diffuser or applied to an area of the body. Tea tree oil is another popular essential oil used to clear the complexion.

If you have any additional questions about essential oils or about our drug-free pain relief treatments, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Does Chiropractic Work for Veterans

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this weekend it’s worthwhile to take note of the tremendous amount of health benefits that chiropractic treatments can bring to those who experience the trauma and trials of wartime. The body and the mind both take a tremendous amount of abuse during preparation and in actual combat scenarios, so it’s important to have a proactive plan to take care of your body and your mind. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to relieve the body from wear and tear, not to mention recalibrate the mind.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic treatments offer drug-free pain relief, which comes in handy for those who experience pain that comes about from everyday use, not to mention any injuries that might have result from your service.

Improved Mood

Chiropractic adjustments help the mind/body connection stay intact and optimized. Subluxations and spinal misalignment can cause the brain to perform at a less than optimum capacity, not to mention result in moodiness, even headaches, and insomnia. Chiropractic treatments help relieve all of these symptoms and promote healthy cognitive function.

Better Mobility

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to promote flexibility and improved range of motion, helping patients achieve better and more comfortable mobility.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation. We’ll answer any questions or concerns you might have. 

Following Through with Your Annual Health Goals

As November gets underway and December rapidly approaches, it’s important to double-down on your health and wellness efforts!

Thanksgiving and the many December holidays and gatherings that occur might make it seem difficult to keep our wellness plans in place, not to mention boost our efforts in order to finish the year strong.

That’s why it’s important to make sure that you have a plan in place to follow through with your annual health goals, no matter what they are.

Get that Diet Right

Maybe you’ve been saying all year that you’re going to change your diet, but you haven’t yet taken the full measures to change the things you put in your body for fuel. Start eating clean, whole foods to notice an immediate energy and wellness boost. Keep your diet consistent and you’ll glean countless health benefits.

Stay Consistent

Stay consistent with your fitness routine, your recovery protocol, and everything in between. It’s when we start to get inconsistent that our results and progress start to wane.

Focus on Recovery

Whether it’s recovering from a stressful work week or a hearty workout, make sure you put the right amount of attention into your recovery efforts.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to enhance your recovery efforts, not to mention position yourself to achieve all of your health and wellness goals. Contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic to schedule your consultation today.