Sitting and wallowing in pain is and never will be a coping method for chronic pain. In fact, sitting is one of the worst things you can do if you want to eliminate your pain. It is truly sad that people think movement will only increase their pain, when in fact it will do the opposite. Physical therapy, even at the lightest degree, can do wonders for a chronic pain patient. Haven’t been able to cook a family meal because of your chronic pain? Haven’t made it to the beach because of you chronic pain? Scenarios like these are just the beginning improvements that any degree of physical fitness can give back to your life.
At American Spine, our providers do just that: give patients their lives back. With four locations in California, we are able to assist more patients across the western coast who are in need of a solution to chronic pain management. Dr. Sial, Dr. Kelling, and the entire staff at American Spine are committed to helping every patient and providing the tools to get you back to doing the things you love.
Many of our patients turn to physical fitness for treatment because it is continuously effective, fun, interactive, and affordable. As we hit the half way mark of 2014, American Spine has decided to analyze 3 useful fitness trends of the year to see how they can be incorporated into your pain treatment.
- Virtual Gym. More and more major gyms are launching platforms for online training. This allows people who are either uncomfortable leaving their homes or who do not have the means of leaving their home to reap the benefits of a training class they trust. Chronic pain patients can really utilize this new form of exercise because they are able to stay in an environment that is accommodative of their chronic condition.
- Recovery Workouts. More than ever are workouts focusing on rehabilitation and preventative exercises. After an injury, your body enters a phase that allows it to retrain and become more fit. Using foam rollers, ice baths, massage, heat, and other strategies can speed up your recovery. Chronic pain patients’ exercises generally focus on improving flexibility, restoration, and myofascial release, which are all incorporated in recovery fitness
- Corrective Exercises. Lower back pain, arthritis, and neck or shoulder pain can plague patients for years, keeping them from engaging in any sort of physical activity. The increased medical recognition has inspired personal trainers and physical therapists to learn more about corrective techniques that can be expressed through exercise.
At American Spine, we are dedicated to treating chronic pain and spine conditions. Offering the latest in minimally invasive spine surgery and other effective treatment options, American Spine is the leading pain physician group of California. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (951)-734-PAIN (7246).
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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