Chiropractic Exercises Proven To Speed Up Recovery
After an injury, it’s important to take the time to restore your body’s natural balance and give your body time to heal. Though injury recovery time differs from person to person, exercise has been a proven method to strengthen muscle groups and build core strength. This, combined with chiropractic treatment, can help as you recover from pain or injury. During chiropractic treatment, here are some exercises and steps you can take that have been proven to speed up recovery:
How Spinal Decompression Works
Spine and nerve conditions, and other related symptoms, can be quite disruptive to daily life if not properly treated. Patients often turn to therapy as a means to restore health without expensive medical procedures. And, if a patient has already undergone back surgeries in the past that have failed, therapy can be used as a means to help relieve back pain and restore a comfortable daily life routine. For individuals struggling with pain from sciatica, bulging/herniated disks, worn spinal joints or injured nerves, spinal decompression therapy is an option to consider when looking for ways to find pain relief.
Targeting larger muscle groups, such as the hamstrings and back, with passive stretches is a gentle way of targeting areas of the body that are stressed and cause pain. These stretches involve staying in one position for a set time, allowing you to put external pressure on a part of your body for a set time. These stretches are relaxing and easily adjustable depending on your physical ability.
Corrective exercises are a method of improving overall movement of the body and restoring the body’s natural balance. These exercises help in rebuilding and re-coordinating muscle groups, and are especially helpful in strengthening the weak areas of the body.
Working on your posture, both when exercising and day-to-day, can help work your muscles and promote a healthier spine. Improve your posture by sitting with your feet on the floor, forearms parallel with the ground, and shifting weight from one foot to the other when standing for long periods of time. During treatment, a chiropractor will work with you to ensure your posture is promoting a speedy recovery during exercise as well as in daily movement.
A Healthy Walk
Walking naturally and in a healthy way during exercise and movement has been proven to aid in recovery. A healthy walk starts with choosing comfortable footwear that is comfortable to move around in, but also stable, with enough cushioning to support you as you move. Walking has been a recommended way to help relieve back pain, increases circulation throughout the body, improves mobility and helps rehydrate spinal disks, all beneficial as you work towards a quick recovery.
Alignment in daily life
Exercise and chiropractic treatment is even more beneficial if steps are taken to improve alignment in your daily life. For example, choosing a comfortable chair at home and the workplace reduces unwanted muscle strain. Ensuring that lumbar support is in place at all times is important as you recover and prevent future injury.
As you work through recovering from pain or injury, work with an experienced chiropractor to develop an exercise program most beneficial for you and your recovery. Today Disc, Bone & Joint Chiropractic Treatment Center is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages recover and live a life of optimum wellness. Call today at (859) 278-8000 for a complimentary consultation and get one step closer to recovery.