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Yoga and Chiropractic

Yoga and Chiropractic: Each Helps the Other

Yoga has become quite popular lately. Perhaps taking it up has become a part of your health plan. If so, you’re one of over 20 million people who have found lots of good reasons to do so: Yoga increases flexibility and mobility. Those who practice yoga find they are better able to handle stress. Yoga also creates stronger, leaner bodies. It helps to lower blood pressure and strengthens the body’s core muscles.

We find that yoga and chiropractic go together quite well, each one making the other one more beneficial. Here are some ways:

  • Yoga tones the body to prepare it for deep chiropractic healing by stretching and releasing muscles that have been restricted for long periods of time.
  •  Chiropractic opens up the body’s energy blockages structurally so that the energy work accomplished by yoga is more effective.
  • Yoga increases range of motion so the chiropractor can go deeper with his treatments and get the body on its way to healing much more quickly.
  • Yoga helps the spine remain supple so chiropractic adjustments “hold” longer.
  • Chiropractic restores proper motion to the spine so that yoga can help the person achieve greater muscle tone, flexibility, range of motion and strength than would be possible with yoga alone.

Patients who get chiropractic adjustments and practice yoga together find that they receive the expected benefits from both disciplines faster than if they use only one. Both are designed to help with flexibility, balance, and increased mobility. However, both of them approach it in different ways. As each one supports the other, the result is a more effective, more well-balanced treatment.

Please call us if you have any questions about how we can help you with chiropractic care at 864-963-9304.

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Running and the Benefit of Chiropractic Care

According to a 2016 study, over 64 million people in American either jog or run for exercise. This makes running one of the most popular forms of exercise. Running requires very little equipment, can be done almost anywhere at any time, and can be done solo or with others, which seems to contribute to its popularity.

No matter how much or how little running you do, there is a likelihood that at some point you may become injured. Although it is a great form of exercise, running can be hard on the joints, especially the ankles, knees and hips.

Chiropractic Benefit for Runners

When those injuries do occur, some ice and pain medications can be of help. A chiropractor can also be of assistance for you. Here are five ways that a chiropractor can help you.

1. A chiropractor brings ease through treatment to the soft tissues around the injured joints after a strain/sprain.
2. Chiropractic manipulation can be applied to joints of the extremities as well as the spine.
3. Chiropractic treatment helps the body to heal itself. The modalities that a chiropractor uses will break up restrictions and increase blood flow to the injured area. Sometimes treating one area of the body actually stimulates the healing in another area.
4. A chiropractor’s work reduces the length and severity of pain and helps you to manage the pain that persists. Patients are able to reduce or eliminate pain medications after treatment.
5. Injuries often happen because something wasn’t just right in the body to begin with. Preventative chiropractic care will help to ensure that the body is in proper alignment so that re-injury doesn’t occur.

Running, whether you do it for weight control, stress relief, or just fun, is a great form of exercise. Hopefully you will never sustain any injuries while you are running. The best way to reduce the chances of injury is to be sure you are wearing the proper shoes, be sure to stretch before you begin, and see a chiropractor to keep your body in proper alignment and functioning optimally.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help you to recover from injury or avoid injury in the first place, please give us a call or schedule a free consultation. We would be happy to talk with you.