Our chiropractic office near Yorba Linda offers specialized stretching and strengthening exercises to address chronic pain, tight muscles, stiff ligaments, and frequent injuries. Dr. Kevin Shaevitz may prescribe these exercises alongside joint adjustments and other treatments to help you regain control of your body, enhance your range of motion, and enjoy a more pain-free lifestyle. Discover the remarkable benefits of stretching and strengthening exercises and explore some examples of exercises that Dr. Shaevitz might recommend.
The Importance of Stretching and Strengthening
Exercise, in general, provides significant benefits for individuals dealing with musculoskeletal issues, chronic pain, and injuries. Aerobic exercise improves blood circulation, reduces swelling, and delivers healing oxygen to the tissues. However, stretching and strengthening exercises offer their own unique advantages. Stretching releases muscle tension, improves flexibility, and reduces the risk of muscle spasms, making everyday movements more comfortable and decreasing the likelihood of injury. Strengthening exercises enhance stability in key muscle groups, supporting posture, symmetry, and balance while reducing the risk of injury.
Stretching Exercises for Flexibility
Dr. Shaevitz will assess your current range of motion and medical condition to determine appropriate stretching exercises. Here are some common stretches that can help manage pain and increase flexibility:
- Neck tilts in forward, backward, and side directions to loosen neck muscles
- Downward neck release exercises to relieve tension in the back of the neck
- Shoulder rolls to relax the muscles connecting the shoulders to the neck
- Cobra stretches, cat-cow stretches, spinal bridges, and seated spinal twists to enhance mid-back flexibility
- Targeted stretches for the pelvic girdle, knees, wrists, tailbone, or lower back
Strengthening Exercises for Musculoskeletal Support
Strengthening exercises focus on the muscle groups that maintain proper musculoskeletal alignment. Dr. Shaevitz may recommend exercises such as:
- Chin tucks to strengthen the muscles supporting the head
- Prone cobra exercises targeting the shoulders, neck, and upper back
- The back burner, a standing exercise engaging both the back and chest muscles
- Curl-ups, side bridges, and other core-building exercises that support the lower back
Experience the Benefits Today!
To learn more about how stretching and strengthening exercises can enhance your well-being, contact our Superior Physical Medicine team at (714) 692-7139. Our dedicated professionals are here to help you feel and function better through personalized chiropractic care.