You probably already know that visiting a chiropractor and practicing yoga are both great ways to improve your health, but what you might not know is how well they work together. Here are just a few reasons why you should be making an appointment with a chiropractor in El Cajon in between your yoga classes.
Alleviated Back Pain
The biggest reason why people have regular sessions with a chiropractor is to alleviate their back pain after an injury. While this is still effective even if you aren’t very physically active, practicing yoga will strengthen your back muscles and keep your spine in the proper alignment. Not only will this keep your injury from recurring, but it will improve your overall spinal health in the long run.
Since chronic back pain will ruin your range of motion, it stands to reason that visits to a chiropractor will help restore any flexibility that you’ve lost. It’s less effective at improving the flexibility of your muscles, but that’s where yoga can help you. Incorporating yoga into your daily routine will limber up your muscles and increase your flexibility than chiropractic treatments alone. You can even continue your yoga regimen long after you’ve recovered from your back injury.
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Why is keeping your hips healthy and pain free important to your quality of life? Because your hips are involved in just about every move you make, including walking, sitting, bending, even sleeping! Your hips are the main weight bearing joint that transfers weight from your spine into your pelvis and down to your legs. This is why, when you have hip pain, your quality of life is severely impacted.
Chiropractic treatment has been proven to assist in alleviating hip pain, including, but not limited to, hip pain due to:
-Work Place Injuries
Chiropractic treatment can also assist in stopping sciatica pain caused by disc herniations and/or, piriformis syndrome. The radiating pain in the buttocks, hips, low back and legs associated with sciatica can be crippling for those suffering from this. Chiropractic manipulation can help ease the strain of the nerve interference and help restore motion in the legs and hip joints. Massage, Trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release are all techniques a chiropractor can utilize to maintain or restore normal hip functions.
As we age, hip degeneration can progress. Failing to address this degeneration can lead to the requirement for hip replacement surgery. Chiropractic care can assist in slowing this degeneration and delay or eliminate the need for a hip replacement. Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequently occurring hip pain in older individuals. Due to the wear and tear on the cartilage that protects the bones in the joints around the hip that slowly erodes until the underlying bone is exposed. This results in hip pain that can be excruciating when the joint moves and bears weight.
However, hip pain does not just hit the elderly. Every age is vulnerable to hip pain. From professional athletes to high school football players, hip pain does not discriminate between old and young, rich or poor. Athletes of all ages are finding that hip injuries are increasing in numbers as sports get more and more competitive at younger ages. Some common types of sports medicine related hip injuries among athletes if ALL ages are as follows:
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On November 16, 2015 the U.S. Senate passed legislation that expands chiropractic treatment to more veterans. The Program for Provision of Chiropractic Care and Services to Veterans calls for the chiropractic benefit to be carried out at: Continue reading Chiropractic Care Expanded to More Veterans