The human body was designed to move. When we feel pain in the back, neck, shoulders, or joints, it’s likely due to trauma that’s decreasing the body’s natural movement. While it might feel like staying in bed and resting is the best solution to address the pain, stretching can be the easiest way to reduce pain and prevent future injury.
Safe, chiropractor-approved stretches can increase mobility and fluidity in the body, helping you get back in action.
Why is Stretching so Important?
Whether you’re experiencing pain or are getting ready to take on the day, there are several reasons why stretching is important. For one, stretching is an essential component of joint health. When muscles surrounding the joints are tight or tense, this can drastically reduce mobility in the joint causing ligament and disc dehydration. Stretching regularly can lengthen these muscles, freeing up the joints and allowing you to move with less difficulty. This will prevent injury and degenerative processes.
Stretching improves circulation, allowing blood to flow more freely throughout the body. Likewise, routine stretching also helps reduce stress and naturally improve energy. Other benefits of stretching include:
- Relieve post-exercise soreness and pain
- Improve athletic performance
- Help prevent future injuries
- Treat existing injuries
- Help improve posture
- Stimulate the body’s detox system
Is Stretching Safe to Do at Home?
Yes, you can follow stretches at home that were previously approved by your chiropractor. At The Chiropractic Studio, our doctors recommend stretches our patients as part of their care plan to improve their progress between appointments and increase overall wellness. If you have any persistent pain, make sure to consult with your doctor before trying any at-home stretches, as they can exacerbate your pain and further the damage.