Chiropractic and Range of Motion IncreaseFebruary 28, 2023
Range of motion of the body is crucial to proper movement. Pain or discomfort may result from restricted range of motion, making moving some body parts difficult. An individual joint or body part’s range of motion (ROM) is expressed in degrees and it indicates the amount of movement that can be performed in that region. ROM is a measure of flexibility and determines the freedom of movement of a body part. An injury, trauma, or medical condition may severely restrict the range of motion.
For instance, if a patient suffers from back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain, these areas may feel stiff, tight, and sore. As a result, these symptoms can make carrying out daily activities difficult. Compensatory patterns may even develop, causing further dysfunction. In most cases, chiropractic can alleviate these issues before they reach that point and prevent injuries from occurring in the future. Physical therapists are often thought of as experts in improving range of motion, but did you know chiropractors can also help with mobility? Muscle work and manipulations performed by a chiropractor can help you regain movement.
A misaligned body may limit your back, neck, or shoulders range of motion. This is because the spine, joints, and muscles are designed to work together. However, injuries and normal wear and tear can result in things falling out of alignment and limiting your mobility. Adjustments by a chiropractor can restore your body’s natural alignment, allowing it to move as it was intended. The restricted range of motion that results from stiff muscles or inflamed muscles can be painful. The more you use your strained muscles, the more limited your range of motion.
Chiropractic care also provides a patient with specific exercises to help mobilize restricted joints. By passively moving your body parts and teaching you exercises that you can do at home, you can effectively improve mobility and flexibility.
Our goal at Van Ness Chiropractic, when we work with patients, is to get you out of your current state that needs assistance and then onto a lifestyle of wellness care adjustments. Pain from a state of having restricted ROM is common, but not a forever situation with corrective care and the proper time to allow for overall healing.
The Van Ness Chiropractic Difference
At Van Ness Chiropractic, we realize that imbalance in the body is not one size fits all. We have the clinical knowledge and expert staff to offer treatment that is both effective and empowering. Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up your appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to health today. You can also visit us at vannesschiro.com to find out more.