As we age, our bodies can take a lot longer to heal. After a spinal injury, many patients are required to attend physical therapy for an extended period of time. Some patients elect to meet with Chiropractors and other so-called ‘alternative,’ practitioners. Many practitioners recommend exercises to their patients. While we aren’t qualified to give you any medical advice, we know that some of our clients are nervous about physical therapy. We hope that in sharing these Spinal Injury Stretches and videos, we can show you that you’ve got nothing to worry about!
One last warning, before you (or a loved one) begin any exercise program, it’s important to make sure that you’ve spoken to your physician. Your body is complicated. Recovery is complicated. Close supervision by professionals will help keep you on the road to recovery. This is especially important if you’ve been involved in an accident!
We thought we’d start with this video from Freshwave Family Chiropractic Center focusing on Upper Back Pain.
One of the common causes of this type of pain is excessive sitting. Getting up and being active in the right way can be a great way to relieve your pain!
We like this video because we think that the reminder that simple movements can contribute to your health is an important one.
Exercises like these can help to develop the muscles in your lower back.
Remember earlier when we warned you that these Spinal Injury Stretches were no substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional? This last video explains why.
While many of these exercises are well understood, each case of spinal pain is unique. Spinal injury stretches will need to be customized to your own unique needs. A member of your healthcare team will be your best resource to get back to feeling like yourself again.