Musculoskeletal pain (bones, muscles, joints) can affect daily life, mobility, productivity, and health. Improving the body’s ability to move optimally is key to restoring function, reducing pain, and providing long-term relief. Research supports the incorporation of exercise, movement and activity to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care.
How can exercise, movement & activity help your pain?
1. Improve joint mobility and flexibility
Musculoskeletal pain causes stiffness and reduces range of motion. Exercise, movement and activity focus on relaxing tight muscles, correcting muscle imbalances, increasing joint mobility, enabling pain-free movement, and restoring range of motion.
2. Strengthen the supporting structures of the body
Strengthening muscles and stabilizing joints provides additional support for your body and can reduce the impact of stress placed on the affected areas.
3. Manage discomfort and pain without drugs or surgery
Exercise, movement and activity release the body’s natural pain-relievers called endorphins to reduce musculoskeletal pain and improve well-being.
4. Enable your return to valued activity and sport
An individualized movement plan that focuses on posture, balance, and coordination, can provide comprehensive pain management and allow you to safely return to work and the activities that you enjoy.
5. Achieve long-term prevention and maintenance
Strengthening the muscles, increasing flexibility, and optimizing movement can reduce the risk of future injuries and minimize the risk of recurring pain by making the body more resilient.