How Stretching Benefits your Chiropractic Care
The spine is held in place by the surrounding muscles and ligaments. It is important, as we age, to keep muscles as flexible as possible since they have a tendency to tighten over the years.
The tightening of muscles cause the body to no longer maintain symmetry. This can be seen in the raise of one side of the body. When stretching is used alongside chiropractic, the muscles within the body, specifically surrounding the spine, relax and begin to align with the adjustments made by the chiropractor.
Stretching alongside chiropractic care can also improve the range of motion within the body as well as flexibility. When you are more flexible, you are less likely to be injured as long as you continue to listen to your body and understand your limits.
Muscles are where we hold our stress, so if you are adding stretching into your routine, you are combatting your stress effectively!
We focus on your overall wellness here at Wellness Plus. Our objective is to help you live a healthy life alongside your chiropractic appointments. If you are looking for a reliable chiropractor, schedule your appointment today!
Chiropractic and Yoga
Chiropractic can benefit patients in many ways, but what can be used along with chiropractic to better the healing process? One of the most popular answers is yoga. So how exactly does yoga help with the chiropractic process? Here is what you need to know;
Within the United States, multiple studies have been conducted, one of which the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health proved a reduction in the pain patients were feeling in their lower back, as well as depression, after practicing yoga along side chiropractic for six months.
The important thing to remember when applying yoga alongside chiropractic is that you as the patient need to be open with your chiropractor about what positions of yoga you are practicing as well as the frequency. Just like a standard care plan, your medical professional needs to know the activities you are participating in to provide you the best level of care.
At Wellness Plus, we want you to be a part of the best care possible. That is why if you are experiencing any pain, make an appointment today so we can start your care plan as soon as possible.
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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