There are daily practices that can both bolster the health of your spine and your body. Stretching, as a daily habit, is one at-home method to improve spine health and increase mobility, blood flow, etc.
When we think of chiropractic adjustment, we often think of how your chiropractor is able to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine. These adjustments help to relieve pain in the spine and the body and relieve tension. Stretching, while not as specific and precise as chiropractic adjustment, further promotes the health of the spine and relief from pain and injury. A brief daily stretching session, for those healthy enough to participate, is a terrific way to alleviate pent up tension and stiffness. And it will help to alleviate pain and elongate stiff muscles in the back, legs, and other large muscle groups.
Another important component to regular chiropractic adjustment is stability. With regular adjustments, your chiropractor can help create and maintain stability in your spine. Stretching helps elongate the muscles in the body, keeping the body strong and well-balanced. And if you are wondering what stretches would work the best for your body, to promote better stability and body health, then discuss it with your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic.
Unfortunately, many of us have spent considerable time indoors lately. But a few minutes of stretching can do wonders for how your body and mind feels. It’s simple: stake out a few feet on the floor somewhere in your home (If the floors are hard use a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to protect your knees, legs, and back). Then, using stretches you either know or were recommended to you by your Chiropractor, stretch those muscles that give you trouble and stretch the ones that don’t. A little bit of mobility exercise can go a long way to feeling well both physically and mentally.
If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your next regular alignment session with your chiropractor, then call Larson Chiropractic today.