Within the world of chiropractic care and bodily healing, several related techniques may be used in coordination with each other to limit pain symptoms and help with healing and range of motion. Chiropractic treatments might be supplemented by massage or physical therapy services, for instance – whatever is necessary to get you the right combination of treatments to relieve pain and make you more comfortable during day-to-day life.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to provide a range of services in chiropractic care, physical therapy and much more. Another combination that’s become increasingly popular in recent years: Chiropractic care and yoga, which offer similar benefits and are often perfect complements to each other. Let’s look at some of the mutual benefits you may receive if you take up yoga along with regular chiropractic adjustments.
Ligaments and Joints
The primary focus of yoga is strengthening ligaments and joints in the body. With greater strength in these muscles all across the body, larger muscle groups can stay balanced and work properly.
Not only does yoga promote strength in several muscle areas, it also prepares the body more effectively for chiropractic care. A body that’s less stiff, sore and especially uneven will better respond to chiropractic adjustments, and vice versa.
Range of Motion
A big emphasis within chiropractic care is making adjustments to improve range of motion and mobility, and this is a tenet of yoga as well. In particular, those with significant pain conditions or a major recent injury may require some “prep” time within chiropractic care – time where your chiropractor works on areas surrounding the major problem before treating the actual issue.
While this period can be frustrating for some patients, one area that can save some time and pain here is yoga. Many yoga techniques are known to improve range of motion on their own, and safely performing these techniques may allow chiropractic care in the actual pain area to come sooner than otherwise would have been possible.
Both these treatment formats help keep the body properly aligned. They do this through stretching out tense muscles, balancing certain areas of the body, and ensuring all joints are operating correctly and with proper strength. Through each of these areas, you’ll be far less susceptible to injury in the future.
And finally, yoga exercises stretch out various parts of the body – this releasees stress and tension that may be holding back healing efforts. Those who do yoga before a chiropractic adjustment often find their muscles are warmer and their mind is clearer, allowing chiropractors to get straight to the root of the issue without any need for a build-up.
For more on the connection between yoga and chiropractic care, or to learn about any of our chiropractic services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.