Healing and Recovery from Injury
If you are known for being sporty or really going for it in the gym. Then, you will know about injuries, and how important certain factors are in recovery.
All it takes is overusing a muscle to be injured, and then all it takes is going back too soon after an injury to damage your body further. Leading not only to more pain, but an overall longer recovery time.
Healing and regenerating cells can take a long time, and there are ways to support your body as you recover from injury. One of them is to look after both your brain and your spine.
How do I stop myself from getting an injury?
There is no way to stop injuries from causing pain or discomfort, and there is no way to make yourself immune to any type injury. There are ways to support yourself during an injury, and there are ways to prevent future injuries.
Future injuries can be prevented. Once someone has injured their knee, for example, it becomes naturally weaker. In terms of weaker joints, strength can be built back, and you can protect the joint during physical activity by using tapes or supports. Another way of preventing any injury in the first place is by caring for your body and for your nervous system in the very beginning.
What is the nervous system?
The nervous system includes: your spine, your brain, and a whole bunch of nerves coming from your back to every extremity.
In the human back, there is 33 vertebrae. Your back contains the most important nerves, holds your body together, and it helps to support to brain when sending and retrieving messages. Your spine can only work so effectively when it is properly cared for.
You need to support your back as much as possible. As a Chiropractic Clinic, we can recommend a few things to really support your body as you partake in physical exercise or during recovery.
We have compiled a list of tips to help. There are things we can do to support and help you! (If you are in tremendous pain, you should be see someone as soon as possible)
How to help yourself heal:
- Rest- not all people like the rest period between injury and being healed. It can take a toll on your mental health. You often become restless, so people often go back too soon causing more damage. Let your body heal before you push yourself to go back.
- Take your time after an injury to gradually bring yourself back up- ease yourself back into exercise, pushing yourself to the same limits can reverse recovery. You have to ease into it, you can’t go from nothing to everything as you body won’t be able to catch up. You will more than likely end up being injured again and may make any existing injuries worse.
- See a chiropractor- one of the best ways to help your body heal from muscle or joint injuries is to see a chiropractor. They can give you specific treatment, from an adjustment to an alternative type of therapy.
- Stay hydrated and take vitamins- your body will thank you for this one. By giving yourself vitamins and staying hydrated your body isn’t over working itself to get all the good stuff it needs. You will strengthen your body by keeping it fully hydrated and nourished.
- Sleep- your body does its most healing whilst you are asleep. Your heart rate drops, and when asleep your body decreases the production of stress hormones. Which means the hormones that repair injuries are able to do so without the stress hormones taking up as much energy.
How can we help you?
As a Chiropractic Clinic we are dedicated to helping you. We want you to live life to the full. We have many different types of treatments that we can use to help you.
Your body is something that has to be looked after. From eating healthy and exercising, to having regular check ups to maintain and improve any pain. Such as chiropractic adjustments and massage.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic or massage can support you then get in contact with us today. Either call or email the clinic, or message us on social media🌿
If you have any questions or are curious about how we can help you. Then contact us through telephone on 01204 848 887 or via email from in**@bo****************.uk and our chiropractic assistants will be able to advise you from there.
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