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Chiropractic Care for Confidence

Published Date: 
November 15, 2023
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Confidence affects everything, from how you feel day to day to the crucial decisions that affect you throughout life.

Confidence is your belief in yourself. Having confidence means believing you can meet life’s challenges and succeed. Confidence doesn’t mean you think you can do anything or everything. Instead, it’s a realistic sense of your abilities and knowing that you’ll be ok even if you overshoot or make a mistake.

Confident people are viewed as credible. They make good first impressions and can deal with challenges when they arise. Confident people are viewed as more attractive, regardless of their physical appearance.

Unfortunately, not everyone has confidence. And many who do wish they had more. Luckily, there are several things you can do to boost confidence, including:

  • Be kind to yourself, challenge any unkind inner dialogue, and avoid comparing yourself to other people
  • Use positive affirmations
  • Remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes
  • Focus on the positive things in your life, including previous achievements and compliments you’ve received
  • Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself
  • Practice being genuine and assertive and setting healthy boundaries
  • Participate in activities you enjoy and that are fun for you
  • Study people who seem confident – notice their body language, speaking patterns, and how they present themselves
  • Learn a new skill
  • Meet new people
  • Practice self-care

Self-care includes getting enough sleep, staying active, and eating a balanced diet. Unfortunately, many people neglect these things or, due to their health issues, struggle to achieve these things. The good news is a skilled chiropractor can help you with all three issues. Chiropractic treatments improve sleep, help you determine what foods will best suit your health, and align your body to have the energy and ability to live an active life.

5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help You Feel More Confident

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There are several ways chiropractic care helps people feel more confident. For example:

1. Improved Posture

Chiropractic care improves posture by:

  • Correcting misalignments
  • Correcting muscle weakness with stretching and massage
  • Providing lifestyle guidance to correct bad habits
  • Improving slouching, hunchback, forward head carriage, uneven hips, scoliosis, and more
  • Assessing misalignment and identifying functional problems
  • Reducing stress
  • Providing corrective exercises

2. Improved Mobility

Chiropractic care improves mobility by:

  • Correcting problems with joints so your body doesn’t need to compensate for problems
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Offering exercises and stretches to keep muscles, ligaments, and tendons flexible

3. Reduce Pain & Muscle Tension 

Chiropractic care is one of the most effective tools available for reducing pain and muscle tension. It does this by:

  • Relieving pressure on the spine
  • Alleviating posture stress
  • Teaching you how to maintain proper posture
  • Adjusting the spine to release muscle tension
  • Relaxing tight muscles with soft tissue therapy
  • Easing muscle spasms
  • Improving blood flow
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving mood and reducing anxiety and depression symptoms

4. Reduce Stress & Anxiety

It surprises some people to learn that chiropractic care can help you with emotional distress and the physical benefits it offers. Gentle chiropractic adjustment reduces stress and anxiety by:

  • Finding a mind-body balance
  • Releasing positive hormones, including cortisol and oxytocin
  • Promoting health sleep
  • Helping you avoid medications that put you at risk of adverse side effects
  • Relieving muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reducing blood pressure

5. Fewer Headaches and Better Sleep

Sleeping better and experiencing fewer headaches is a great way to boost confidence. When you feel good, you feel better about yourself.

Chiropractic adjustments are good for treating headaches because they reduce tension and stress in the body – specifically in the neck and head. Techniques including spinal manipulation, massage, breathing, and stretching improve spinal alignment and function, blood flow, and nerve function.

These are also beneficial to improving sleep. Relieving pain and reducing inflammation allows your body to relax and rest.

Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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