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Posted on 04-13-2017
Just as the human body is made up of multiple components, a well-rounded chiropractic treatment plan consists of multiple elements as well. Although chiropractic adjustments are certainly integral to a treatment plan, corrective exercises and chiropractic care actually go hand in hand with each other. Those patients who faithfully practice their assigned exercises generally notice improvement faster than those who have a hit-or-miss approach.
Although there are a multitude of health issues that chiropractic care can address, often problems stem from simple muscle tension or strain. Chronic tension in certain muscles often pulls on certain regions of the spine, eventually resulting in a subluxation. Chiropractic treatment will help with spinal realignment, however the underlying issue, muscle tension, was not addressed. In some cases, muscles become tense because other muscles are actually weak and not performing properly. Muscles near the spinal column will attempt to compensate for the weaker muscles, resulting in overuse and tension.
Corrective exercises can help strengthen the appropriate muscles so they can perform their job. Once they perform properly, adjacent muscles no longer need to pick up the slack and the spine remains in alignment. Sometimes simple bad posture or poor work or study habits cause issues with spinal alignment as well. Learning the proper way to lift a box or how to relax muscles after computer work can also help a patient reduce the likelihood of further subluxation.
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