The process of stretching before you exercise helps to loosen up your muscles before you do long-term exercise or anything strenuous. Even if you have never experienced neck or back pain, proper stretches and exercises can help keep pain at bay. Stretches can help improve balance, increase flexibility, give you better posture, and increase movement. Chiropractors recommend stretches and light exercise for those who experience all varieties of pain to help their bodies be more stable.
If you are in pain, the last thing on your mind might be to take a walk or jog, but certain stretches and exercises can improve your pain symptoms. Health And Wellness Clinic wants you to have all the information about how to gain a better quality of life. When you seek chiropractic care with our clinic, we give you stretches and exercises to perform at home as well as visiting our office.
Performing stretches properly can help loosen muscle tension and prevent tears. Correct stretching can improve your range of motion and mobility combined with correct chiropractic treatment. Exercise can help strengthen your body and help your body hold up your body. Increasing your stamina also can alleviate your pain and limit the need for medication.
Why are stretches and exercises important?
While our chiropractors and team at Health & Wellness Clinic do our best to relieve your pain in our office, it is important to continue basic stretches at home to maintain a pain-free lifestyle.
Those who work at a desk can benefit from doing some stretches and exercises at their desk. The neck and lower back are two major areas that patients report having frequent pain. Some exercises can be done while sitting and can be done multiple times a day.
For those who have more physical jobs, you can perform stretches before you head to perform labor at work, and practice stretches and exercises at home after the work day.
What To Know Before Stretching
To help you feel relaxed and pain-free at home, our doctors have made information pages for the most common areas of pain, neck and lower back pain. The most important thing to remember when stretching is not to force your body into difficult or painful positions.
Stretches are ineffective if you don’t hold the position for around 15 to 30 seconds. Make sure to stretch one side of your body at a time to keep from overworking yourself.
We encourage you to perform the following stretches and exercises, as well as any others that Dr. Hendricks or Dr. Rollins may recommend:
Keeping up with the proper diet, chiropractic treatment, and stretches and exercises will yield the best results for your healing. Contact our office in Layton, UT to schedule an appointment for your chiropractic treatment today!