Fall Fitness Inspiration

As the Fall season gets underway there might be some added challenges when it comes to your fitness routine. Those early 6 o’clock in the morning runs are going to seem far more daunting when the air is chilly outside. Nature hikes are going to get a little more challenging as the cold weather limits our options.

However, there’s still a lot you can do to stay happy and healthy during the Fall season. First, it’s a good idea to continue to take your workouts outdoors, especially since winter is right around the corner. Take as many nature hikes, morning runs, and late-season paddleboarding sessions as you can.

Find ways to bring your workouts indoors (as long as you’re remaining socially distant, of course — since COVID-19 will likely still be in the scenery). Taking a yoga class is a great way to heat things up while the world gets colder. Yoga offers amazing tension relief and will play hand-in-hand with our chiropractic treatments.

Now is also a great time to start preparing for the winter. If you ski or board, maybe it’s a good idea to start building up your leg and your core strength, that way you hit the slopes in style this winter.

If you have any questions about how our drug-free treatments go hand-in-hand with your active lifestyle, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more.

The 125th Birthday of Chiropractic

If you didn’t know that today is the chiropractic profession’s 125th birthday, that’s okay, because we’re here to tell you all about it at Holmes Chiropractic.

As a mode of treatment for injury rehabilitation, not to mention as an option for drug-free pain relief, chiropractic has been an option for patients since 1985, back when the first chiropractic adjustments was performed by famed D.D. Palmer — two years later Palmer would start Palmer College of Chiropractic, which is around to this day.

Since chiropractic treatment turns 125 today, it makes sense to reflect upon the rich history we’re apart of here at Holmes Chiropractic. Our drug-free treatments are available for patients of all ages and from all walks of life. Our treatments have been shown to help with conditions like:

  • RA — Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Tension
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Back Pain of All Types
  • Leg Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • And Much, Much More!

Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more about who we are and what we do. Schedule your consultation today!

Common Culprits of Joint Pain

When it comes to joint pain, it’s likely resulting from either an exotic movement or exercise you’ve done that has resulted in pain or injury, or your pain is coming as the result of something you’re doing habitually every day.

For instance, if you work at a car wash on the side or for your primary vocation, you’re likely going to experience shoulder, neck, and/or back pain at some point in time. If you’re an avid basketball player you’re likely going to experience pain in your hips, knees, shoulders, and your lower back.

Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few of the common culprits when it comes to joint pain.

First, tendonitis is a very common contributor to joint pain, which have to do with your tendons becoming inflamed or irritated, which will cause tenderness in the area.

Next, arthritis is another common contributor to joint pain, which can occur in two forms, either osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OA has to do with the breakdown of important shock-absorbing cartilage that serves as cushion, while RA has to do with inflammation, irritation, and fluid build-up in the joints.

Fibromyalgia and osteoporosis are both common contributors and causes of joint pain as well. RA, Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and tendonitis can all be treated with chiropractic adjustments, which provide drug-free pain relief and help improve symptoms related to the conditions mentioned above.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments make lives better on a daily basis.

3 Signs You Should See Your Local Chiropractor in Houston, TX

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When it comes down to it, chiropractic treatment is not limited to those who are advanced in age and those who experience back injuries. Sure, chiropractic adjustments are an effective drug-free treatment in both scenarios, but our treatments at Holmes Chiropractic are also available to those who are experiencing daily wear and tear from their exercise and work routines.

Below, we go over a few surefire signs that you should come in for an adjustment.

Feeling All Jammed-Up?

When our spine gets out of line and spine misalignment occurs, this can affect your sinuses, not to mention harm the way your brain communicates with the rest of your body. One simple adjustment can have you breathing easier, sleeping better, not to mention boost your cognition!

Your Body Hurts…

A lot of our patients at Holmes Chiropractic come in to see us when their bodies start to tell them something’s wrong. Aches and pains should be addressed immediately, not put on the back burner until they become so bad you can’t stand it any longer. Chiropractic treatment has been an effective drug-free option for aches and pains in the back, neck, legs, joints, and other areas of the body for over a century.

Trouble Sleeping

If you can’t seem to get a good night of sleep due to pain, discomfort, or even insomnia, make an appointment with your local chiropractic care specialist in Houston, TX today. Our treatments have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, relax the body, and promote a healthy night of sleep — even for those who suffer from insomnia.

If you have any questions about how our treatments can help you get through a variety of jams, contact Holmes Chiropractic today.

Most Common Labor Day Weekend Injuries

Here at Holmes Chiropractic, we’d never advise someone against having a good time. This goes especially true for Labor Day weekend, when many of us head out into the great outdoors, to pretty lakes and beaches, and other areas to do things like rock climbing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, boating, etc.

Below, we go over some of the more common Labor Day weekend injuries in hopes to help our patients and readership avoid sustaining any injuries.

Auto Accident Injuries

It’s a good idea to stay off the roads this Labor Day, if you’re able. At the very least, try to get where you’re going by dawn or so, that way you can enjoy a few hours at your destination, then head back home before the traffic hits. It’s an unfortunate reality that many drivers will be under the influence of alcohol or other substances, so it’s best to use a healthy amount of caution when you travel.

Wakeboarding/Tubing Accidents

Wakeboarding and water tubing are undeniably fun activities that many will engage in this Labor Day weekend. However, many injuries will also result, which might include back, neck, or limb injuries, not to mention broken ribs from wiping out too hard. Be careful if you decide to hit the water this weekend.

Sports Injuries

Instead of hitting up the lake or a nature spot, some of us might be hitting up local parks for hoops, football, soccer, or other athletic activities. Injuries can always result from these events, anything from a back injury to a torn ACL. 

If you experience an injury his Labor Day weekend, please contact Holmes Chiropractic today. We have a long track record of providing drug-free solutions for daily pain and injuries.

Fall Fitness & Wellness Check-In

As Fall season comes upon us it’s a great time to take a look at where we’re at health and fitness-wise.

Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few ways to provide a health and wellness assessment on yourself — in order to ensure you make it to the year’s finish line still accomplishing your fitness goals.

First, Fall is a great time of year to get outside. You no longer have the excuse of the extreme heat that the summer can tend to bring. Take a nature hike or bring your running regiment outdoors instead of grinding it away on the treadmill.

Next, make sure your diet is absolutely locked in. Fall is a great time for salads, soups, and stews. Get familiar with some new recipes to mix up your meal planning.

Remain hydrated while you chip away at your fitness goals. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily!

Lastly, make sure you have a kickin’ active recovery plan in place after your workouts. Stretching is a great idea and yoga will take your active recovery plan to the next level. 

After this, make sure you schedule an appointment with your local chiropractor in Houston, TX. Contact us today to learn more about how our drug-free treatments go hand-in-hand with an effective health and wellness plan.