Yoga is a very popular and safe form of exercise. Many people think of yoga as just a good way to relieve stress and tension, but it can also help you reduce back pain and maintain a healthy spine. Studies show that adding therapeutic exercise to chiropractic care improves outcomes; while other studies have shown specific yoga therapy to be equally as effective as exercises and stretches provided by physical therapists. In essence, therapeutic yoga can be a wonderful addition to chiropractic treatment for spinal conditions. Whether using therapeutic exercises or yoga as a complement to chiropractic care, a focus on targeting appropriate muscles, joints and patterns of fascial tension should be addressed.
Benefits Of Therapeutic Yoga
Yoga has many benefits for the body, mind, and spirit, and it can help relieve your back pain. A study published in 2017 shows that yoga may reduce participants’ need for back pain medication. Patients with severe back pain should only practice yoga after consulting with their doctors. Those with chronic or moderate back pain, however, may find significant improvement and relief in regular yoga exercises. Other than back pain relief, many medical researchers also show that yoga helps strengthen one’s bones and muscles, reduce stress, and promote moments of relaxation. Yoga works by building strength, improving flexibility, and reducing joint and muscle pain. Other proven benefits of yoga include:
● Increases muscle strength, endurance, and stamina
● Develops muscles in the abdomen, legs, and arms
● Release of physical tension
● Helps maintain good and proper posture
● Serves as a good warm up for athletes
● Improves an individual’s overall performance
How Do You Know If Yoga Practice Is Right For Your Pain
Yoga is only right for some people who are experiencing lower back pain, and you should speak to your chiropractor before booking regular sessions. In some cases, improper or excessive physical activity can worsen back pain. If you do not perform yoga under the supervision of a qualified instructor or use the right form, you risk overextending or straining muscles. You may also be able to get advice on whether yoga is good for your back pain by visiting a general practitioner, who will have access to the latest information on how yoga can help your specific health condition.
Yoga And Chiropractic Care For Back Pain
Chiropractic treatment can be combined with yoga to maximize its benefits. Spinal manipulation can help to recreate the space between the vertebrae of the spine and release any decompression on the spinal nerves. Here at Advanced Medical, we strive to help our patients improve their well-being through therapeutic yoga. Call us at (763) 541-1280 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and sign up for yoga classes.