- Do you have joint pain, back pain, or sciatica, and wonder how important exercise really is?
- Aside from being in good physical condition, what else can exercise do for a person?
- Should you combine chiropractic care with exercise?
In some cases, chiropractic care alone cannot prevent or heal joint pain in patients. Some patients lack the proper muscle tone to simply hold their bodies together, thus increasing the importance of adding a regular exercise program to their lives.
One study described that when looking at some non-chiropractic preventive modalities—including exercise, ergonomics, stress management, back supports, shoe inserts, and reducing lifting tasks—only exercise was effective in seven of eight trials. Essentially, this means that you cannot build a strong house (strong body through exercise) without a strong foundation (strong joints through chiropractic). Exercise coupled with chiropractic care is an exceptional way to improve the quality of a person’s life!
Looking at exercise in more depth, regular physical activity has many important benefits that can improve a person’s health in the short- and long-term. Some specific benefits of exercise include:
- Increased energy levels
- Improved muscle strength
- Enhanced immune system
- Improved quality of sleep
- Some reduction in the effects of aging
- Contributes to maintaining a healthy weight
- Improved brain function
- Helps prevent and treat depression and anxiety
- Improved mood
- Reduces the risk of developing certain diseases, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, some degenerative bone diseases, and certain cancers
- It can be fun!
Exercise coupled with chiropractic care helps to reduce pain, widen a person’s range of motion, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve quality of life. At MG Chiropractic, Dr. Mason Greenslade helps to align a patient’s spine properly, provides an overall nutritional program, and creates a customized plan for each patient’s long-term health and wellness.
Ready to get moving? Call MG Chiropractic, part of Natural Rhythms Integrative Medicine, at (206) 257-4022 or schedule an appointment online.