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Stretching & Strengthening Exercises

Women having neck stretched Our Chiropractic office near Cooper City is available for chiropractic stretching & strengthening exercises. 

If you suffer from chronic pain, stiff ligaments, tight muscles, or frequent injuries, Dr. Jennifer Hastings may prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises on top of any joint adjustments or other treatments you may need. 

These exercises can play a vital role in helping you regain control of your body, improve your range of motion, and enjoy a more pain-free lifestyle. Here's a look at some of the remarkable ways stretching and strengthening exercises can boost your quality of life, along with some specific examples of exercises Dr. Hastings might recommend.

The Value of Stretching and Strengthening Your Body

Exercise, in general, has shown some important benefits for individuals struggling with injuries, chronic pain, and other musculoskeletal problems. For instance, aerobic exercise enhances blood circulation and fluid drainage, which can help control swelling and feed more healing oxygen to the tissues.

Stretching and strengthening exercises promise some special benefits of their own. Stretches can release pent-up muscle tension and limber up the tissues to ease muscle spasms, making the everyday motion more comfortable, and reduce your injury risk. Strengthening also reduces injury risk by granting extra stability to the key muscle groups that maintain your posture, symmetry, and balance.

Stretching Exercises to Keep Your Tissues Flexible

Dr. Hastings will evaluate your current range of motion and medical status before prescribing stretching exercises. Common stretches that help to manage pain and improve flexibility include:

  • Forward, backward, and side neck tilts to loosen neck muscles
  • Downward neck release exercises to free up the back of the neck
  • Shoulder rolls to relax the tissues connecting your shoulders to your neck
  • Cobra stretches, cat-cow stretches, spinal bridges, and seated spinal twists to improve mid-back flexibility
  • Stretches that target the pelvic girdle, knees, wrists, tailbone, or lower back

Strengthening Exercises to Support Your Musculoskeletal System

Strengthening exercises typically target the muscle groups responsible for maintaining musculoskeletal alignment. Dr. Hastings may recommend a routine that includes:

  • Chin tucks, which strengthen the muscles that support your head
  • The prone cobra, an exercise that targets the shoulders, neck, and upper back
  • A standing exercise called the back burner that works both the back and the chest
  • Curl-ups, side bridges, and other exercises to build the core muscles that support your lower back

Ask our Cafe of Life Chiropractic & Wellness at (954) 533-2614 to team for more information on how stretching and strengthening exercises can help you feel and function better!

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  • "My name is Lilian and I have struggled with back pain as a result of poor posture. I have been experiencing scoliosis and nerve aches since my teenage years. After a number of visits with two separate neurologists, their recommendation was to simply use pain medication and accept living in pain. Ultimately, I turned to chiropractic care as a final option. Looking back, I wish I could've known sooner about going to see a chiropractor. This specialized care restored my health and changed my outlook on life. It totally transformed my attitude, while enhancing my overall performance physically and psychologically. I went from being in a foul mood most of the time and not sleeping through the night, to being able to function with my everyday workload and even initiating a workout regimen."
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  • "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, anxiety disorder and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). I was in constant pain and sometimes wasn't able to do simple household chores. I had horrible fatigue and woke up exhausted every day even if I slept 10 hours. I Had migraines daily and anxiety attacks that eventually would come with no apparent cause. I was depressed and miserable. I went to every specialist: Endocrinologist, cardiologist, neurologist, rheumatologist... Some thought I was crazy and asked if I was having suicidal thoughts. I was given medications that I refused to take. Most doctors couldn't get lab results to support any diagnosis so they said it's fibromyalgia. My first adjustment got rid of my horrible anxiety. After a week of chiropractic care, the fatigue started to go away until it was completely gone. I rarely get headaches anymore. The pain I had everywhere started to decrease after the first month. Chiropractic got me out of my bed and out of depression."
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