Body Flexibleness: Decompression

Body Flexibleness: The body loses a small amount of flexibility during normal aging. Decreased body flexibility can negatively impact everyday life by preventing normal function. If the muscles are not taken through their full range of motion to maintain length, strength is lost and decreased flexibility increases. This can happen from:

  • Water loss in the tissues and spine.
  • Increased stiffness in the joints.
  • Loss of elasticity throughout the muscle tendons and surrounding tissues.

Body Flexibleness: Decompression

Body Flexibleness

Individuals of all ages struggle with flexibility, but there is a difference in age stiffness. However, a sedentary lifestyle can make everyday activities feel more strenuous than before. Less flexibleness can also cause pain. For example, if the muscles in the front of the legs become tight, it can limit movement in the pelvis and hips, leading to low back pain.

Several problems can result from decreased flexibility, including:

  • Shorter steps while walking.
  • Slower walking speed.
  • Back pain.
  • Increased risk of falls.

Flexibleness improves overall movement and helps prevent simple strains and injuries, including:

  • Back injury.
  • Muscle strains.
  • Shoulder injury.
  • Hip injury.
  • Leg injury.

A stretching program for the hip muscles can improve walking speed and step length. This will result in improved walking function with improved and increased control, decreasing the risk of injury. Step length is also critical in preventing injuries. More distance while walking and longer steps mean better balance, making it essential to maintain flexibility in the leg muscles.

Chiropractic Decompression

Routine chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression can slow the progression of joint degeneration, improve movement, and decrease the risk of injury. When the vertebrae are properly aligned, the entire body operates at its optimal level. There is proper lubrication of joints and muscles, improving mobility and function and removing stress on the nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Chiropractic treats the joints, bones, and muscles to improve body flexibleness through manual and motorized decompression, adjustments, and massage, combined with health coaching, nutrition, stretching, and exercises to do at home.


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DRX Spinal Decompression


References

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Choi, Jioun, et al. “Influences of spinal decompression therapy and general traction therapy on the pain, disability, and straight leg raising of patients with intervertebral disc herniation.” Journal of physical therapy science vol. 27,2 (2015): 481-3. doi:10.1589/jpts.27.481

Giraud, Karine et al. “Raideur matinale” [Morning stiffness]. Presse medicale (Paris, France : 1983) vol. 33,12 Pt 1 (2004): 803-7; discussion 825. doi:10.1016/s0755-4982(04)98750-7

Tseng, Shiuan-Yu, et al. “Effect of Two Frequencies of Whole-Body Vibration Training on Balance and Flexibility of the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation vol. 95,10 (2016): 730-7. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000000477

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