As we get older, years of mechanical stress can lead to the deterioration of joints, ligaments, and tendons. This degenerative process, more commonly known as arthritis, primarily affects the weight-bearing joints in the body such as the hips and knees and those found in the lumbar spine. The shoulder, too, is also prone to undergo arthritic changes due to its extreme mobility. The extensive range of motion at the shoulder is built-in to the design of this structure, but the sacrifice for this is major instability.
Chronic injuries require rehabilitation programs that cater for the specific needs of the injury and a long-term approach. Patience is required for these rehabilitation programs and it is essential to remember that the problem has developed over a period of years and will not be fixed in a matter of weeks or months. Progress should be reached in the short-term, but such situations usually require consistent, ongoing attention to achieve the long-term solution.
Applying the appropriate rehabilitation program to chronic injuries is critically important and chiropractic care can be of great assistance in achieving the maximum rewards from a rehabilitation program. By enabling the maximum mobility of the spine and maximum function of your nerve system, regular chiropractic care is able to help maximize your body’s ability to recover from chronic injury. The strategic goal is to not only restore function but to revitalize the health of the entire body.
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Engaging in an overall strength training program is an important approach to managing chronic pain. Strength training should be completed progressively, starting with lighter weights and progressing to heavier weights over time. If a person has experienced an acute injury, early rehabilitation should precede rehabilitative strength training.
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Dr. Steven M. Gillis