3 Reasons Your Chiropractor Wants You to Exercise
By Genevieve Cunningham
Have you ever been to the chiropractor and been mildly surprised at their tips for easing your back pain? They probably offered you an excellent treatment plan, one that you’ll follow with the help of your chiropractor over a period of time, but they probably also gave you some other tips. They may have said something like get more sleep or learn to manage your stress. And for many people, the most surprising tip of all: Get some exercise! Take a look at why chiropractors like a good exercise routine and how it can enhance your life every day.
It’s a Way to Further Manage Pain
Chiropractors are often called upon to help diminish pain, and a large majority of the time, that pain is located in the back. What many are unaware of is that exercise is another way to help manage that pain. And when you put the two together, you have a recipe for the best pain management around. Chiropractors do their part by keeping your spine aligned. And when you leave the clinic, it’s your job to move your body, stay active, and reduce the stiffness (and pain) that comes from inactivity.
It Increases Flexibility and Widens Range of Motion
There is no denying that we lose flexibility as we get older. If you’re not careful, this can even further the normal wear and tear of life, causing even more discomfort. But exercise can help negate the natural inflexibility that comes with age. You may find that your range of motion is wider and your flexibility is deeper, which means less immediate pain and less chance of continued pain in the future.
It Improves Your Overall Health From the Inside Out
Even though chiropractors focus on your spine, they want you to be healthy as a whole. The healthier your body, the easier it is on them to help pinpoint your troubles and eliminate your pain. Regular exercise helps fight off disease, keeps your blood pressure and blood sugar under control, reduces inflammation in the body, and boosts your immune system. Any doctor, be it an MD or a DC (doctor of chiropractic), will want the improvements in health that exercise can bring.
If you would like to add exercise to your routine, check out your local gym or take a quick walk around the block. If you haven’t added chiropractic care to your routine yet, visit The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get quality care without the worry and hassle. Exercise can really enhance the good that chiropractic care brings to your life, Don’t miss out! Start your healthy journey beginning with a quick trip to The Joint today!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.