Hi, this is Dr. Amanda with Tiger Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center. I just wanted to start off, as always, sharing that I am not intending to diagnose or change any treatment that you may have in sharing this information with you today. It is simply something that we hope will help improve your life! What I wanted to talk about today is the concept of getting into and out of your car and how that can impact your alignment. Especially for a person who has a condition that is going to cause some increases in severe pain, we want you to be aware of moving in your everyday activities in ways that help to keep your alignment in place and help to decrease the impact of pain on your body as you are moving around. One thing we keep in mind is that when you keep your body in a consistent frame, it’s stronger. What I mean by that is when your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles all make a straight line, your body is in a stronger position, versus when you’re twisting, bending and things of that nature. One of the places that people tend to cause some misalignments, or even cause increases in pain they already have, happens to be how they get into and out of their car. So, we are going to pretend this is a car for demonstration purposes. It is pretty simple in terms of the concept. You want to get into your car keeping that frame as together as possible. So, I am going to sit down and then I’m going to twist both legs together with my hands assisting me so that I get into the car as a unit, as opposed to kind of crawling and shifting into the car one leg at a time. It is a very simple, small thing that we can do in our everyday lives to help make sure that our bodies withstand a condition that is currently uncomfortable and hopefully prevents loss of alignment as well. Hope you are having a great day and thank you for joining me!
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