A common belief held about injuries is that once the pain has subsided the problem has resolved and we are able to return to doing everything that we used to do-even some of those activities that may have contributed to the cause of the pain. An essential part of our care for you is what happens when the pain has subsided, especially for those with severe, long standing or recurring problems. One of our aims is to do all we can to reduce the chances of your problem returning.
After an injury or period of inactivity following surgery or a painful flare up of back pain, muscles and ligaments may be left weakened and the nerves are often slower to respond to stimulation.
One of the wonderful (things) about the nervous system is its capacity to alter and adapt but to do this it requires regular and consistent stimulation, we need to teach it what we want from it.
Rehabilitation is that part of treatment that prepares us for normal life activities by retraining and educating nervous system and the muscles.
Rehabilitation does not need to be highly technical with a lot of expensive machinery. It is often achieved with simple exercises either at home, in the clinic or by using local facilities. However, it may take time, requiring patience and persistence. At times it may even become a little uncomfortable as muscles are used that have not been used for a long time.
Your chiropractor will teach you how you can most efficiently retrain your body with advice regarding exercises and activities that are going to assist in your recovery.