Chiropractic Corrective Exercises
Finding a way to treat everyday pain can be difficult. One safe and effective method is corrective exercise. Corrective exercises can be useful in managing back, hip, and neck pain. At Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC in New Albany, IN, our chiropractors can perform these exercises to treat chronic pain and other conditions.
How Corrective Exercises Work
Our chiropractors are trained to look for the source of your pain and treat it effectively. In many cases, corrective exercises are used for this purpose. These exercises involve making precise movements and strengthening and stretching your muscles. They result in longer, more flexible muscles while helping to improve any imbalances that you may have in your body.
The reason why these exercises are effective is because they reverse the effects of having tight muscles on one side of your body and weak muscles on the other. This kind of imbalance can happen from performing the same physical movements repeatedly. When one side of the body is flexed and the other isn't, it creates imbalances that not only cause pain, but can make you more susceptible to injuries.
What They Treat
Our chiropractors can perform physical examinations to see if corrective exercises will work for you. For example, a relaxed upper back may indicate that you've been rounding your shoulders. Doing this for too long can lead to your cervical spine being put into an unnatural position, which can cause pain in the top part of your back as well as in your neck.
We will also check your lower body to determine if you would benefit from corrective exercises. If your hips are misaligned, these types of exercises can help. We can determine other issues by having you lay on a table and letting your legs dangle off. You will bend a knee in the direction of your chest. If the back of your other leg is firmly on the table, you are fine. If it isn't, it probably means the muscles in your thighs are too tight.
Common Corrective Exercises
In general, the most common types of corrective exercises are done to stretch and lengthen your spine and strengthen your core. Activating the core is possible with a yoga move called bird dog, which strengthens your core muscles. Lengthening your spine is something that can be done during your normal, daily activities.
Contact Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC
If you're experiencing neck or back pain, it is important to get treatment. At Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC in New Albany, IN, our chiropractors can help you with whatever pain you have. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.