Exercise & Pain Management
Do you have chronic pain? You’re not alone. 100 Million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that the leading cause of disability in Americans under the age of 45 is back pain. The ramifications of inadequately treated pain can lead to devastating outcomes including lost wages due to missed work, reduction in a person’s quality of life, and the potential dependence on opioid pain medications. These are some staggering statistics but the good news is if you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain, our Redmond Oregon Chiropractor, Naturopath and massage therapists can help!
Chiropractic care, massage therapy, and appropriate therapeutic exercises can provide much needed relief for those suffering from chronic pain. Most chronic pain is caused by a person’s lack of physical activity. Our bodies were designed for movement and frequent activity but as a result of our modern lifestyles and busy schedules we sit more and move less. This results in our muscles, including our vital stabilizing muscles, becoming deconditioned and unable to withstand the daily stresses placed on them. When a person’s muscles are deconditioned, simple tasks such as gardening and household chores can cause a painful event.
For people who haven’t exercised regularly in a long time, we recommend that they meet with either our Redmond, OR Doctor of Chiropractic or Naturopathic Doctor to develop a customized safe exercise regime. It is extremely common for chronic pain suffers to be apprehensive about engaging in exercise due to fear of causing more pain or worsening their condition. We strongly believe that there are beneficial exercises for everyone, regardless of their fitness ability or level of injury.
Dr. Mike Sorensen, our Redmond, OR chiropractor, is an expert in designing individualized exercise routines to help his patients’ eliminate pain, improve their quality of life and exercise without fear. Don’t let pain, fear of pain, time or self-image stop you from giving your body what it needs. We are here to help!
Benefits of Exercise:
- Reduction in pain
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Improved cholesterol and triglycerides
- Stress reduction
- Improved quality of life
- Weight control
- Improved bone and muscle health