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Both chiropractic care and yoga have become more and more popular over the last several years due to the number of benefits for both your body and mind. When yoga is done in conjunction with chiropractic care, you can enjoy the benefits of proactive, preventative healthcare.

Yoga can reduce blood sugar levels and stress, increase endurance, balance, and flexibility, and strengthen your muscles and joints. High blood sugar and stress are primary factors that contribute to diabetes and heart disease.  Chiropractic care corrects misalignments, promotes better joint mobility, and improves the health of the nervous system.

For many exercises, we target major muscle groups, which leaves the small ligaments and joints untouched and weak. Yoga, on the other hand, focuses on all muscles in the body.  With increased strength in those smaller muscles, your larger muscles work less and your body is more balanced. This can help prevent injury and even improve recovery time for those already injured. Yoga promotes strength all throughout the body, making your body better able to receive chiropractic care. When the body is strong, it is better able to respond to chiropractic care than a stiff, sore, and uneven body.

Yoga exercises are aimed to elongate and stretch the body, which releases built up stress and tension. Practicing yoga before chiropractic care helps your muscles warm-up and clears your mind. It’s a diagnostic tool unmatched by some at the Back Pain Clinic Belleville.  That means us chiropractors are able to get straight to work and treat your issues as you will already be relaxed upon arrival. In short, yoga helps your body heal.

If you are suffering from a specific deep rooted condition or from a major injury, chiropractic care may require more time to “prep” your body before treating the injury or solving the issue. As always, Dr. Fast recommends checking with your primary physician before undertaking any new exercise routine. Luckily yoga typically falls into a unique category of “safe” exercise for all. 

Both yoga and chiropractic care are beneficial for those suffering from joint, hip, back, or neck pain. The more effort you put in outside of the chiropractor’s office, the more in-depth work we can do during your visit.  When both are made a part of your healthcare routine, you will find results are better than when doing either alone.