Rehabilitative exercises help strengthen the affected area, and as importantly help the brain to reconnect to the injured area. My Chiro on Preston’s practitioners will first restore function in the injured area and then prescribe specific rehabilitative exercises to reinforce the healing therapies and processes.
A focus for almost every spinal injury is core and spinal stability training. From the low back all the way up to the neck there are hundreds of tiny muscles in the spine that attach from vertebrae to vertebrae. Larger muscles pull on these foundation muscles. Joint misalignment or injury is more likely to occur if the foundation or your spine is weak. When not in regular use muscles of the core and spine tend to atrophy or become inactive. People who sit at a desk or are inactive most of the day are almost certain to have a weak core and spine as a component of their condition. Clients that have a strong core and muscles around the spine tend to have fewer injuries, and when they do they bounce back quicker.
You will receive specific exercises for affected areas if your injury is an extremity such as a knee or shoulder. Your progress will be slow and move gradually to more difficult exercises if you are recovering from surgery. A weak core and spine can negatively affect your recovery so core and spinal exercise will nearly always be part of your rehab program.
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