At Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special “blueprint” exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Doing regular exercises on your own can significantly improve your posture, flexibility and reduce pain and discomfort. Many of these corrective exercises are performed in the office and then can be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care.
Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective stretches, exercises and strengthening techniques from our experienced chiropractors will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health. By incorporating these exercises into your day to day routine, you can reduce tension in your muscles, prevent stiffness and soreness, and improve your body’s alignment. Our team is also able to help with corrective exercises for non-spinal conditions such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Common Conditions a Chiropractor Treats
A chiropractor will be able to treat patients who suffer from many types of conditions, whether your pain is due to an injury, arthritis or other problem. They have studied the back and spine so they are familiar with the most effective treatment methods. Some of the most common injuries and conditions that a chiropractor treats includes:
- Pinched nerves
- Chronic pain
- Spinal issues
- Car accident injuries
- Poor posture
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Whatever pain and symptoms you are feeling, an experienced chiropractor may be able to help you find relief.
Benefits of Corrective Exercises
As part of your individualized treatment plan, a chiropractor may include a corrective exercise program for you to do. Corrective exercise helps to increase your range of motion and flexibility, reduce inflammation, and relieve tension in your body. They are designed to correct any irregularities in your joints to minimize pain. Through corrective chiropractic care, you will regain functionality in your joints and muscles. Doing these exercises regularly allow you to gradually build your strength and improve your overall health, while also minimizing the risk of future injury.
Corrective exercises typically include traditional exercises such as strength training, stretches and exercises that focus on improving balance. The exercises are usually low-impact so that they don’t put too much stress on your body.
For a corrective exercise program, a chiropractor will evaluate your body structure and examine the specific areas that need treatment. The chiropractor will tailor the program to fit your body and condition. The goal of the program is to implement corrective exercises to improve your health overall and not just address symptoms within a small part of your body.
How patients respond to treatments vary, but many of our clients have experienced significantly reduced pain and increased flexibility. Patients who have been injured in a car accident, suffered a sports injury or have chronic conditions that impair their mobility benefit from corrective exercise programs. Many patients have reported excellent results just after several weeks of chiropractic sessions.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Understandably, you may have a lot of questions prior to your first appointment with a chiropractor. During your initial consultation, you can ask the chiropractor questions about what to expect from chiropractic care. After doing a physical evaluation and obtaining more information about your symptoms, condition and patient history, they will go over the basic outline of the program and treatment techniques. Following the appointment, you can decide whether or not you want to commit to the program.
Learn More About Corrective Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care and do wonders for people who experience constant pain. To learn more about how corrective exercises can benefit you and relieve pain from your injury or condition, act now and schedule a consultation to get started.