Rehabilitation is a non-surgical approach to strengthening the body and promoting healing, especially after an injury. Rehabilitation reduces the risks of relapse or re-injury and can be used to treat a broad range of issues, including:
When you see your chiropractor at Arrowhead Physical Medicine, they focus on realigning your spine and teaching you how to move your body in ways that both heal and protect your injury.
To accomplish this, your doctor discusses your current pain levels and location. They examine your body and spine while also testing your strength, reflexes, and range of motion. The doctor goes over your lifestyle habits: how often you sit, how you sleep, and the type of work you do.
Depending on your needs, your doctor may realign your spine and offer a specific treatment like spinal decompression or laser therapy. Your chiropractor may also give you special exercises or stretches to do at home and counsel you on lifestyle changes that can improve your recovery rate.
Most appointments last between 15-30 minutes.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical method for reducing back pain and promoting healing. When your chiropractor performs decompression, they gently stretch your spine using a motorized traction device.
Your doctor uses decompression to realign the spine and reduce -- or sometimes eliminate -- pressure on your spinal disks. When the pressure subsides, bulging and herniated discs retract back into the spine. This leads to less nerve impingement and improved nutrient circulation, allowing the spine to heal.
When you see your chiropractor at Arrowhead Physical Medicine, they may prescribe you at-home stretches and exercises to improve your recovery.
These exercises are used in coordination with the adjustments your chiropractor makes at the office. They also strengthen and stabilize your spine, making the adjustments last longer.
Depending on your specific condition and injuries, your chiropractor may suggest:
Your chiropractor may counsel you on ergonomic changes at work and home that can improve your posture. They also encourage you to eat right and work out regularly, which may reduce your risk of re-injury.
If you’re in need of injury rehabilitation, look to the specialists at Arrowhead Physical Medicine. Call the office today or book your appointment easily online.
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