If there ever was a time to visit a chiropractor, it’s the year 2020. If there ever was a month to set that appointment, it’s October of 2020–National Chiropractic Health Month. After ten months of pandemic and pandemonium, it’s time to learn about how Chiropractic care is essential for your overall health.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has coined the phrase “Active and Adaptive” for this year’s National Chiropractic Health Month. And for very timely reasons. During the vast majority of 2020, most Americans have been confined to their homes, locked out of gyms and parks, and bombarded with doom and gloom news from every angle. What does this add up to? Less movement and more stress. A recipe for health disaster.

In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month, we would like to share with you how Dr. Hendricks at Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic can help you recover from the mess that is 2020 through his chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

What does the phrase “Active and Adaptive” have to do with chiropractic care? 


If you’ve spent the last several months in quarantine like many Americans, you’ve likely been much more sedentary than your body is accustomed to being. As a result, you may be suffering from more aches and pains. When you’re sore and achy, it’s much more difficult to get active. And the cycle begins.

A chiropractor can break that cycle. Through an assessment and necessary adjustments, your chiropractor can help relieve those aches and pains. Many chiropractic offices, including Amberwood Terrace, offer massage therapy as well, boosting the benefits of chiropractic care. When you’re feeling better, you’re more likely to get active.

In addition, when you begin (or restart) an exercise routine, you may experience a different sort of aches and pains. A chiropractic adjustment will ensure that your body is able to work optimally while you are active and while you recover from activity. 

Did you know that exercise has a significant impact on your stress level? Not only will a visit to the chiropractor help you feel physically better, it will allow you to begin feeling mentally better as well!


While Indiana is well on its way to fully reopening, regular trips to the gym still might not be on your list of to-do’s. You also may be continuing in your new position of working at home. And the stress of the year only seems to be compounding. Things are just different now. You no longer enjoy that fancy office chair or attend your favorite weights class. You might be sleeping less and stressing more with each passing day.

It’s time to adapt.

2020 has been full of wine and sweatpants jokes that are funny because they’re true. It’s also been full of sleep aids, pain killers, and other substance abuse. There’s no joking about those things. In general terms, the human race has not adapted well at all to 2020.

National Chiropractic Health Month is the perfect time to switch from survival mode to adaptive mode. Chiropractors focus on a non-drug approach to your ailments. With proper adjustments and chiropractic care, you can sleep better, be more active, sit more comfortably in your makeshift home office, and toss those harmful substances. 

2020 may have thrown your “normal” into a tailspin, but accepting the pain and stress that’s taken its place is not your new normal. Take charge of your own new normal by actively adapting to a healthier, happier you. Contact Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic today so Dr. Hendricks can help you become both active and adaptive!