Like many other areas related to physical and bodily well-being, chiropractic care can be combined with other related services for even greater benefits to many patients. There are several such examples, and one of the simplest and easiest to achieve for many patients is the combination of chiropractic care with stretching.
At Foundation Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer a variety of chiropractic services, including for car accident injuries and related back pain relief. In numerous cases, our chiropractors will discuss and even recommend stretches with our patients to bolster the benefits of our services and help with several specific areas. This two-part blog series will go over a number of the ways these two areas go together, plus how stretching benefits the body in several specific ways.
Stretching and Chiropractic Care
As we touched on above, these are areas that often go hand-in-hand. Many chiropractic adjustments or techniques are really just advanced stretching or related methods, and the two programs often help align and coordinate many of the same spots within the body.
Consider just the spine, for instance, one major area stretching and chiropractic care are both valuable in. While you might have a weekly or bi-weekly appointment for regular spine adjustments to help with back pain or related issues, stretching will help retain posture and alignment during the in-between periods, especially if you experience any trauma or discomfort in the area. This combination often leads to far better results than if the patient in question just waits for each appointment and does nothing in between.
General Pain Relief
One of the top benefits of both stretching and overall chiropractic care is pain relief, and there are many ways to achieve this depending on the pain symptoms you’re having. A big part of a chiropractic adjustment, in many cases, involves removing restrictions from spinal vertebrae and easing tension on the rest of the body as a result.
Once again, these efforts can be bolstered by stretching at home. Keeping muscles and ligaments loose limits stiffness and tension, not only in the spine but also in areas like the backs of legs, lower back and other large muscle areas.
Another major goal of chiropractic care is to retain stability, both within the spine and throughout the body itself. Stretching is also highly valuable here, enhancing and elongating your muscle function in the stretched areas and allowing these muscles to better perform their duties in stabilizing your body. Stronger muscles lead to better stability, and you’d be surprised just how much stretching contributes to these.
For more on the benefits of combining stretching with chiropractic care, or to learn about any of our chiropractic services or whiplash treatments, speak to the staff at Foundation Chiropractic today.