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Physical Medicine for Faster Injury Rehabilitation and Healing

bigstock_group_of_people_at_the_gym_doi_13622870.jpgChronic pain and untreated injuries can have devastating effects on the body. While chiropractic care is the central focus of our practice, we also integrate complementary modalities, like physical medicine, into our treatment plans. Our non-invasive services help to naturally manage pain and empower patients to live a healthy, active life. If you have suffered an accident injury, physical medicine may be just what your body needs.

Physical Medicine in Chesapeake Complements Chiropractic Care

Physical medicine helps strengthen the body, promote internal healing, and restore a full range of movement to injury muscles. By focusing on the underlying injury, we help your body heal completely and correctly. This reduces the buildup of scar tissue, which is a primary cause for chronic pain and inflammation. We recognize that each patient faces unique wellness needs, which is why our chiropractors will design a custom treatment program. By incorporating physiotherapy exercises into your treatment plan, our chiropractors help speed the recovery process and support whole body health.

After an injury, you may be afraid to exercise; it’s natural to worry about aggravating your injury or triggering additional pain. physical medicine exercises are an important way to restore strength, flexibility and coordination to the body. These exercises are customized to each patient’s individual needs, helping the body heal without causing additional damage. For example, if you suffer from a pinched nerve, our exercises can bring greater mobility back to the body. Corrective exercises can be performed both at our office and at home between visits. Our chiropractors will carefully demonstrate the exercises’ proper execution so as to avoid straining any muscles or aggravating pain.

Examples of our physical medicine exercises include back and core strengthening like a hip bridge or back extension. For example, if you suffer from lower back pain, incorporate core-strengthening exercises into your fitness routine will help reduce strain on your back. The core muscles act as a “girdle” around the spine, reducing the risk for injury by supporting spinal integrity. Balance and flexibility exercises build strong back muscles, which are essential to spinal stabilization. Back extension exercises create natural traction, which creates space in the spine and reduces nerve compression. This helps to restore a natural curvature to your spine and complements chiropractic adjustments.

Our physical medicine treatments also promote natural pain relief by utilizing heat and cold therapy. These therapies increase blood flow to the injured muscle tissue, flushing out toxins and promoting internal healing. Our massage treatments complement heat and cold therapy. Together, they help relax sore muscle tissue and release tension, which improves muscle movement during core exercises.

Patients choose our practice because of our integrated approach to injury rehabilitation and pain management. By combining the best of our different treatments and targeting the underlying cause for your pain, we help unlock your body’s innate ability to heal. Most importantly, our treatments are all natural and non-invasive. If you are looking for an effective alternative to medication, contact our Chesapeake chiropractors today!