For years, people in chronic pain were told to “rest,” “take it easy” or “stay off their feet.” Not anymore. These days, they’re being told to “get moving”!
Studies are confirming what chiropractors long ago learned from working with patients: The notion that people in pain should “take it easy” and avoid aerobic activity is a myth. In fact, scientists have discovered that the opposite is true: people with long-term (chronic) conditions heal faster when they engage in aerobic activity.
That said, Dr. Smith reminds patients to avoid overexerting themselves or engaging in activities that significantly aggravate their condition. It’s important to start slowly and build up a workout regime custom-tailored for your individual needs. Talk to the doctor about what exercise protocol is right for you.
Aerobic activity can ward off a multitude of chronic disorders such as the following:
- Back pain
- Arthritis pain
- Even emotional pain
One of the key factors that makes chiropractic — and this chiropractic office in particular — unique is a commitment to remaining up to date on the latest research regarding natural alternatives for optimal wellness. Not only do we sift through the research, but we also share it with patients.