When back pain interferes with fitness
While your spinal joints might not be what they were when you were young, you don’t have to accept back pain as a foregone fitness conclusion. But the solution is certainly not to ignore it! Far too many people choose to just grin and bear workout-related back pain. From taking anti-inflammatories, to religiously using ice and heat, they will go to lengths to ease the pain, but never question the true source of their pain. Lack of alignment in the spine is a signal contributor to fitness-related back pain. The spinal and postural disorders which develop as a result of poor alignment can influence your workout by causing pain and altering the biomechanical way in which you exercise.
Spinal disorders are fitness disorders
The biggest problem that spinal disorders contribute to your fitness routine is lost range of motion. Without being able to achieve full range of motion in your spinal joints, you are more prone to injury. You may favor a sore spot, altering your natural biomechanics, and developing the musculature in your back unevenly. At our office in Alameda, we help you get to the bottom of your pain:
- Spinal adjustment: restores spinal alignment, reduces pain and improves circulation and range of motion
- Trigger point therapy: targets epicenters of tension in your musculature and releases them, improving range of motion and local circulation
- Decompression: eases the overall pressure on your spine, allowing for rehydration of the discs in between your vertebrae.
Our goals are to:
- Reduce pain
- Boost circulation
- Restore full range of motion
- Faciliatate healing.
Chiropractic helps you enter the gym on a more confident footing.
No matter where you find yourself on the fitness spectrum, chiropractic can help you improve the level of benefit you receive from your exercise routine. At Bay Area Spine Care Office, we are dedicated to helping people manage their back pain in support of a more active life. If you are interested in finding out more about our natural modalities, give our office in Alameda a call to schedule an appointment today.