When we are young it’s easy to take our flexibility for granted but as we age our flexibility decreases due to wear and tear and injuries. A decrease in range of motion and flexibility can result in further reduction of spinal health. For example, an injury or degenerative condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness, may limit our flexibility and range of motion. When this happens, we tend to avoid activities that involve the affected body parts, either consciously or unconsciously. By doing so, our muscles weaken and become tense, further reducing range of motion and flexibility. Without regular exercise, the muscles and joints stiffen, adhesions and scar tissue can form, and mobility is further reduced.
A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments and manipulations to realign the bones and joints so as to reduce pain, restore range of motion, and improve flexibility, balance, and coordination. Your chiropractor can also recommend specific exercises that can be done at home to increase strength and flexibility so that you’re able to maintain and build upon the benefits received from chiropractic adjustments.
Remedial Massage also helps to relieve tight muscles and improve flexibility and joint mobility. As we get older, our bodies stiffen up from both age and lack of use. Regular treatment can help maintain the body, so that it stays in good working order.
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