Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Daylight savings – the time of the year for more time?

Daylight-saving time change is this Sunday, March 25th, 2018 where we will move our clocks ahead 1 hour. In general the “spring ahead” is more difficult for our body’s to adjust to then “falling back” because it means 1 less hour of sleep. Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue (light) for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. 

Here are a few tips to help minimize any issues associated with this weekend’s time change:
·         Have a fixed bedtime and wake-up time.
·         Avoid napping during the day.
·         Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine right before bed.
·         Avoid eating heavy, spicy, or sugary food before bed.
·         Get regular exercise—but not right before bed.
·         Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet.
·         Avoid using your bedroom as a workroom.
·         Turn off electronics thirty to sixty minutes before bedtime.

On the subject time, the lay person does not understand the physiological time frames of the human body or biology. When the human body is carrying an injury or dis-ease, an individual must do the right things in order to allow the body to heal. These solutions are commonly very logical and straight forward whether its changing sleep hygiene, changing your dietary intake or making changes to your movements day to day.

Often when I highlight the areas of change specific for my patient to recover, we do all the correct things yet after 2 weeks the patient’s headaches do not remit or their neck pain hasn’t gone or their sciatic pains have not improved.

What does this mean?

For physiological change to happen even if your doing the correct things to improve your own health the missing part of that equation is TIME.

Here is an example: if a patient has been working in an office job for 10 years and lives a sedentary lifestyle and over 5 years developed back pain and over the last year developed radiating pain into the back of the leg and calf.

If that individual gets treatment for their low back and pelvis, starts eating a healthier, non-inflammatory diet and starts exercising then how long will it take to recover?

The answer for sure is not 2 weeks.

Now convalescence time obviously varies depending on the condition and the person. An active 20 year old with sciatica will have a remarkably different recovery period than a sedentary 60 year old with sciatica.

This is where a chiropractors expertise comes into play as they will be able to specifically identify what your problem is and how long it will likely take to recover.

As Hippocrates one said, “It is important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what disease a person has." 

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