A body in motion is a beautiful thing, but through poor lifestyle choices, injuries, and general aging our range of motion can diminish to the point that we can barely bend over to pick something up off the floor. Everyone seems to take their flexibility and ease of movement for granted when they are younger. However, as time goes by those simple movements become more challenging and you are more prone to tightness and injury. San Francisco chiropractors help patients with range of motion issues on a daily basis, and they can help you too.
Range of Motion for Daily Activities
Activities like brushing your teeth or hair, tying your shoes, or backing the car into the driveway all require joints in your body to move. Whether it is your shoulders, elbows, wrists, cervical and lumbar spine, knees, or neck; joints have to move freely in order to complete basic daily activities. Most of the time, you’ll never even notice these joints working. But if you have an injury or degenerative condition in even one of these joints, you’ll often feel the pain everyday and simple tasks will become a challenge.
The Spine and Range of Motion
Your spine is one the primary areas of treatment for San Francisco chiropractic doctors and when your spinal range of motion is reduced, it affects many areas of your life. Issues with your spine are responsible for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, debilitating back pain, and even infant colic. As your spinal range of motion continues to decrease, it’s likely you’ll be able to do less and less and experience greater discomfort. Having your spine in alignment is crucial for free and easy range of motion. There are so many ways that your vertebrae can become misaligned that visiting a chiropractor is a good idea even if you still feel good.
Our San Francisco chiropractic team at Ocean Chiropractic Center can work wonders when it comes to increasing range of motion in your spine and other areas of the body. Even if you’ve been out of commission for years, a few sessions with a reputable chiropractor can help restore blood flow, improve nerve impingement, and get your discs back in alignment. Chiropractic treatment for range of motion issues may include spinal adjustments and possibly manipulation to other parts of the body. You might also be given specific stretches or exercises to strengthen supporting muscles and lengthen tendons and ligaments in the affected areas. Once your range of motion is restored and you’re feeling good, you should be able to get back to normal activities without any pain or restriction.
At Ocean Chiropractic Center our team is here to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us today.