If you already visit a chiropractor to treat back pain or improve your nervous system function, adding yoga to your routine can help you improve your overall health. Yoga can help you build strength and flexibility to stabilize muscles and support your skeleton with better posture.
The experienced doctors offering back pain chiropractic treatment in Brandon with Brandon Chiropractic Associates suggest combining yoga and chiropractic appointments for the best results.
A study published in 2021 demonstrates the effectiveness of yoga in reducing blood pressure in prehypertensive patients compared to the non-yoga group. Yoga notably reduces stress while improving flexibility, thereby reducing physical stress on the body with regular practice.
A 2007 study demonstrates the effectiveness of chiropractic care of a single specialized vertebra (called the Atlas vertebra, located at the C-1) in noticeably reducing blood pressure in the study group. Further studies on the effects of chiropractic care on blood pressure suggest that regular chiropractic treatment aids in improved cardiovascular health for many patients.
Yoga uses bodyweight exercises and stretching to build muscles that support the spine in proper alignment. As you build these muscles through routine yoga and chiropractic visits, your body will naturally hold itself with proper posture, reducing pain.
Proper spinal alignment reduces pressure on nerves in the spine, which can cause referred pain in other areas of the body. Correcting your spine through yoga and chiropractic care can help you reduce pain and encourage your body to heal.
Yoga builds strength in your core through bodyweight exercise, stretching, and breathing. A sturdy core supports the spine, which affects the rest of the body.
At the same time, as you build strength through yoga, you also improve flexibility. The better your range of motion and ability to relax against stress, the less likely you are to cause your body injury. This is especially helpful in moving up through the more difficult positions as you become more comfortable performing easier yoga positions.
Many beginner yoga practitioners struggle to balance as they start learning the positions and movements. Some positions require stretching your hands upward with your feet together, while others place your feet in a straight-line lunge with your torso twisted and your arms straight out to either side.
Yoga is a practice that becomes easier through practice. As your body adapts to overcome its own weaknesses, it will develop stabilizer muscles in your:
…and even in your neck! Combining yoga and chiropractic care can improve nervous system function as your balance and strength improve, blood pressure and heart rate decrease, and as you increase flexibility in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
At Brandon Chiropractic Associates, we recommend to all of our patients who are able to combine yoga and chiropractic appointments for the best possible results in improving their overall health and flexibility. Call us today to schedule a chiropractic appointment with us in Brandon, FL.