Physical rehab safely reduces your pain
Even when exercise is the last thing you feel like doing because of pain and stiffness, it’s one of the best steps you can take to reduce your pain. But our advice to exercise comes with an important word of caution for our Colorado patients: You should never push yourself beyond what your body can manage.
To protect your health while rehabilitating, you need to know the answers to these key questions:
- Is your body ready to start rehabilitation?
- What type of exercise is best for your current health condition?
- How much exercise is it safe for you to perform?
- When is your pain a red flag telling you to rest?
- When is it safe to push through your pain?
Our physical rehab team thoroughly assesses your health, develops a rehabilitation plan that meets your goals, and makes sure you’re fully prepared for the road ahead.
Physical activity significantly relieves pain
Therapeutic exercise isn’t the only treatment you receive during physical rehabilitation, but even if it was, exercise alone would go a long way toward relieving your pain. Exercise keeps your bones and muscles moving, which increases blood and lymph circulation, reduces inflammation, promotes better balance, and improves strength and flexibility.
Increased blood circulation delivers a boost of healing nutrients and oxygen to your injured tissues. Ramping up lymphatic flow flushes toxins and wastes out of your body more quickly.
Reducing inflammation significantly alleviates pain, and building strength and flexibility makes it easier to move. Then you enter an upward cycle because when it’s easier to move, you can spend more time exercising and fuel the healing process.
Studies consistently show that carefully structured exercise during physical rehabilitation significantly improves your overall functioning and reduces pain.
Multimodal rehab therapies reduce your pain
The great thing about physical rehabilitation is that you get more than therapeutic exercise. We put together a comprehensive rehab plan that uses a variety of therapies to get you back into action as quickly as possible.
These are two examples of therapies we often provide during rehabilitation:
As chiropractic experts, we relieve back, neck, arm, and leg pain with spinal adjustments and nerve decompression. We also offer therapies such as the Graston technique, myofascial release, and muscle activation technique that improve movement and reduce pain by breaking up scar tissue, restoring normal movement, and relaxing muscles.
Under the direction of Dr. Beecroft, our rehabilitation patients may receive regenerative medicine treatments such as mesenchymal stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that enhance your rehab progress and improve long-term outcomes.
Mesenchymal stem cells replicate to create new cells that develop into all the different types of tissues you need to heal, from muscles and ligaments to blood vessels and skin. The platelets in PRP release growth factors that activate your body’s healing process. These proteins accelerate healing, support stem cell activity, and regulate inflammation.
If you have any questions about physical rehabilitation and how it can help you recover functioning and reduce pain, call us at our Colorado Springs location or book an appointment using our online tool.