Chiropractors Who Don’t Offer at Home Exercises to Help Patients

Jun 27, 2022

Do you feel like you are missing something when it comes to your chiropractic care? Most people are because they aren’t being given quality information about stretching and strengthening exercises to help make a long-term correction to your spinal alignment.

When I was in high school I had a lower back injury that led me to getting Gonstead Chiropractic care. I was able to make a speedy recovery but one of the most important things that my chiropractor told me to do were stretching & stabilizing exercises for my spinal health. At the time I was already going to the gym regularly because I was preparing for football season so it was easy for me to listen to what he recommended.

I know what it feels like to want to do something on my own to help me recover faster and prevent future injuries. I’ve been recommending stretching and stabilizing exercises for my patients and they’ve told me they felt like it’s helped them get long lasting results. What I’ve found is that most people just don’t know exactly what stretches and strengthening exercises are best for themselves.

Point 1:

In addition to preventing muscle spasm and injury, stretching specific areas of your body can help create space around the joint. This will create space for the nerve, reducing any pressure and irritation that is causing symptoms like pain, numbness or tingling. If you are dealing with neck or back pain, this can offer temporary relief breaking the pain cycle. Regular stretching will also help move your joints through their full range of motion while increasing blood flow to muscles allowing your body to work more efficiently.

Point 2:

You can perform stability exercises to prevent and decrease back and neck pain. These exercises can improve your posture and balance while providing a foundation for your body when you are using the larger muscles in your body that help you move or help you move other things. Stability muscles require a lot of endurance, if you don’t work on your stabilizing muscles you leave yourself at higher risk of future injury.

Point 3:

You can get faster & better results if you exercise between visits. If your chiropractor is not recommending that you specific stretches and exercises between visits, they are doing you a disservice. The stretches and exercises that are tailored for you will give help your body hold and maintain the adjustment between visits. This is especially important because at the beginning of care your muscle memory things that the current alignment is normal. If that was the case though, you wouldn’t be in pain. So, working on stretches and stability exercises between visits will help retrain your muscle memory so you don’t have to go to the chiropractor every week for the rest of your life.

Point 4:

I created The Disc Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene course for my patients because their results matter most to me. I want to give them all the resources that they need to get back to doing what they love to do. For some it’s getting ready to ski, hike or run and for others it’s making sure they make a complete recovery after a car accident. Since I know recommending stretching and stabilizing exercises is a weakness for the majority of chiropractors I want to offer you the opportunity to learn from my spinal hygiene course.

All chiropractors should be recommending stretching & stabilizing exercises so you get a long-term correction of your spine and to help you maintain your alignment. Stretching can relieve pain and break the pain cycle, strengthening your stabilizing muscles will prevent future injury and you will get better results faster. So, check out The Disc Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene course so you can get the most out of your healthcare.