How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Range of Motion & Flexibility
When people think of overall health and wellness, they commonly turn to whether or not a person is ill, whether they’re overweight, and whether they’re able to perform routine activities for themselves.
They often forget a couple of key components to individual health and well-being: Range of motion and flexibility.
Especially since adults spend so much of their time sitting in one place, range of motion and flexibility tend to be very limited for a lot of otherwise healthy individuals. Test it for yourself: Can you bend at the waist and touch your toes easily? Can you squat down without tipping over and keep your heels pressed into the floor?
If you’re like a lot of people, the answer is likely no.
Improving your range of motion and flexibility can happen in a lot of ways, including with regular exercise and stretching. But, did you know that routine chiropractic adjustments also can help you improve your range of motion and flexibility?
First, Corrective Chiropractic Care
For many people, range of motion and flexibility are limited due to an illness or injury that is causing pain, stiffness, or swelling.
Some of these issues can be alleviated through the use of corrective chiropractic care, which aims to find and correct subluxations in the spine.
If you experience a decreased range of motion in your hips, for example, chiropractic care can help release any misalignments or other issues in your spine and hips that could be limiting your ability to bend, twist, and move. Over time, your range of motion in your hips will improve, increasing your flexibility.
The corrective chiropractic process tends to follow a pattern:
- Use adjustments to correct imbalances in the spine
- Establish stability of the spine
- Regain mobility in affected areas of the body
- Recondition to reestablish full range of motion
- Develop strength in the affected area
- Evaluate improvement and reassess any necessary corrections
Through corrective chiropractic, chiropractors can help patients overcome many issues with range of motion and flexibility.
Chiropractic Care Maintains ROM & Flexibility
Once your chiropractor has helped you overcome any physical issues that may impact your range of motion and flexibility, the key to maintaining your progress is to keep up with your treatment plan of regular adjustments.
Because your muscles have a long memory, it’s very easy for your body to return to its prior state of frozen muscles, stiff joints, and decreased ability to move freely.
Staying on top of your routine chiropractic adjustments can help prevent your muscles from returning to their prior state, allowing you to maintain your improved range of motion and flexibility. And, when you pair your routine chiropractic adjustments with frequent exercise and stretching, you help to retrain your muscles to stay in the right position and keep your body flexible and pliant.
Chiropractic Adjustments in Frederick, MD
At Lipinski Chiropractic, we want to help you stay healthy, fit, and strong. Whether you need corrective chiropractic care to take care of an ache or pain you experience, or you just want to incorporate adjustments as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, we can help. Schedule your appointment today!