Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
During your treatment, your chiropractor might talk to you about taking additional measures to solve your problem. These treatments aren't a replacement for your regular chiropractic therapy, they work alongside it.
For example, they might suggest that you try a range of modality exercises. How do these exercises work and how will they help your chiropractic treatment?
What Are Chiropractic Exercise Modalities?
Your chiropractor will recommend a range of different exercises based on your injury or condition. The exercises you get are targeted at your physical difficulties or discomfort.
So, for example, they might teach you how to do flexibility and stretching exercises. Here, you'll work towards increasing your range of movement. Strengthening and aerobic exercises help you build muscles, improve your circulation, and lose weight.
In some cases, you might be asked to try posture or gait exercises. These exercises help you improve your posture and the way you walk. They correct bad habits and help you find ways to move your body in healthier ways if your condition gives you pain in certain areas.
What Are The Benefits Of Chiropractic Exercise Modalities?
If you follow your chiropractor's exercise recommendations, then you'll see specific benefits. For example, exercising during your therapy can boost your results. If you use exercise to target problem areas that your chiropractor is already working on, then your treatment might work faster and more effectively.
Here, your exercises supplement your chiropractic sessions. They help your body adapt and recover in tandem with your regular treatment. You take a more holistic approach and tackle your problem from two fronts. This increases your chances of getting a successful outcome.
These exercises can also help you control your problems in the future. They might help you prevent problems and injuries from reoccurring.
For example, if you have back problems and are overweight, then losing weight can help prevent back pain in the future. So, if you do aerobic exercises, then you'll lose some weight. Your back pain is less likely to return.
Or, if you have gait problems that have given you leg and lower back pain, then exercises help you retrain your body to walk in a healthier and more supportive way. If you relearn correct movements to improve your body's alignments when you walk or run, then you reduce the chances of needing chiropractic help in the future.
To find out more about complementary modality therapy exercises, talk to your chiropractor.