At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we believe in a holistic approach to health: from this perspective, a chiropractic adjustment to relieve pain and re-establish balance is only the beginning. To continue the path of healing and improving wellness, it takes a coordinated effort between exercise, nutrition, sleep, posture and a host of other factors. For many people, this seems overwhelming but we urge you to fear not: if you are serious about making changes to improve your health, we are here to help.
Corrective exercise is an invaluable element of chiropractic care. It improves the effectiveness of a spinal adjustment by going further: strengthening the muscles and connective tissue that keep your back balanced and healthy. Often, a quick examination will reveal that lower back and core muscles are strained without a person's awareness. This type of muscle strain can be relieved with stretching and light aerobic activity, simple movements that get the muscle groups moving.
A program for corrective exercise should be detailed to the individual: it is important to note that if you have suffered a serious spinal injury NO exercise should be undertaken. However, most conditions involving mild to moderate back pain will improve with appropriate exercise. We start slow: doing stretches and exercises that you feel comfortable with in small doses. We then introduce more advanced stretching and exercise as your strength and flexibility returns.
If you are tired of back pain creating a drag on your life, give our office in Sacramento a call at (916) 457-8825
Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.