How To: Less Sick Days!

Are you close to using up all of your sick days already this season? Or worse, have you already blown through them?! As working mommas, we completely sympathize! There is nothing worse than seeing your littles struggle.

We have committed to doing all we can to avoid sickness as well as making those (inevitable) sick days a little easier. One of the many ways you can do this is too is through chiropractic care! Many of the ladies at Restoration Chiropractic are clients of Uplifted Salon and we just knew we had to interview them to pick their brains on this topic! We sat down with Leah, office manager, and asked her everything we wanted to know about this type of preventive care!

Who can benefit from chiropractic care?

Anyone can benefit from chiropractic care! If you have a spine and you have any sort of big or little traumas throughout your life, then you most likely have misalignments in your spine. Your overall health will benefit from correcting that misalignment so your body can function properly. People of any age can benefit- we see people from newborn babies throughout all stages of life, including pregnant women!

Wait... babies?! Pregnant moms?! Isn't that dangerous?!

Absolutely not! Adjustments for babies are so gentle. The adjustment only uses the amount of pressure that you would use to check a tomato to see if it’s ripe. And pregnant moms can absolutely benefit! We specialize with pregnant moms by using the Webster technique for pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been proven to help reduce labor pains and delivery times as well. I can attest to that from personal experience!

Why would my children need an adjustment? They don't have any sort of injury...

Most kids go through some sort of small trips and falls or little bonks on the head, all of those things are little traumas that add up over time if they aren’t corrected. Even the birthing process itself can be traumatic for both mom and baby! There can be pulling and twisting on a baby’s neck as it’s being born so it’s very important to get babies checked for misalignments as early as possible.

How often should we come in for an adjustment?

Everyone is different so the frequency that each person should get adjusted would totally depend on their health history, their structure, and they’re lifestyle and daily activities. Our doctors work hard to make sure we recommend frequencies that cater to each persons unique lifestyle.

What are the health advantages of going to a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are commonly known to help people manage neck pain and back pain. But chiropractic is so much more than that! When you’re spine is out of alignment it’s affects the nervous system and ultimately how the body functions as a whole. The body can’t function optimally with those issues going on, so if we can correct the misaligned bones in your spine, then everything can function better!

So if I'm sick, should I cancel my appointment or should I still come in?

Your immune system is one part of your body that can function so much better if your spine is in it's proper alignment. The flu season is a big topic this time of year and chiropractic care is a natural way that you can boost your immune system to help fight the flu and other illnesses. Did you know that one chiropractic adjustment can boost your immune system up to 200%?! How cool!

When should I see a chiropractor vs. primary care physician?

You go to see your primary care physician when you are sick, typically. You should see a chiropractor even when you don’t have symptoms because maintaining the proper alignment of your spine can help avoid the systems before they even begin. It can actually take many years of small traumas adding up for your body to start expressing symptoms so it’s great to start correcting the root cause of the issue before the symptoms even arise.

Is there anyone (certain ages or conditions) who shouldn't be adjusted?

We see so many people in our office that have been told “you should never get adjusted”, but with Torque Release Technique that Dr. Taylor and Dr. Amanda use, they are able to perform adjustments on people that may not be able to or want to get adjusted using a traditional chiropractic technique. There may be very few and rare cases where a person shouldn’t be adjusted, but Torque Release Technique is so gentle that people who may not be able to be adjusted with traditional techniques can still benefit from the care in our office!

What response do you have to the stigma that chiropractors get for being shady or money hungry?

As in every profession, there are good and bad professionals out there. Our heart is for chiropractic and serving people from a genuine place of wanting to improve the health of our community! The business side takes care of itself when you truly care for and love and want to serve people.

You've got me sold! What can I expect at my first visit with you?

We strive to make Restoration Chiropractic a place that is a light in each and every person’s day. We work to create an environment that is positive and makes people feel truly cared for when they walk in. When you come to see us we first give you a tour of our office because we want you to feel comfortable with us! Then we will spend time with you reviewing your health history and talking about your concerns. We will tell you more about our office and answer any questions you have about chiropractic. Then it's time to find the root cause of your health concerns and start the path toward true health and healing for your body!

And last but not least, what is the best way to make an appointment?

As a referral from Uplifted Salon, we would love to offer any person that comes into our office a complimentary evaluation with our neurological diagnostic technology to find the root cause of your health problems! It’s very easy to schedule either by calling us at (573)-476-1000 or by emailing us at We would love the opportunity to serve you!

We can't thank Leah and the team enough for taking the time to answer these questions. Their level of commitment to sharing their knowledge truly makes us feel like we our care is in the best hands possible! We obviously think the Restoration Chiropractic team is second to none, but don't take just take our word for it, be sure to tell them we sent you!

- Uplifted Salon

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