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Posted on 03-08-2017
Back Pain from Yoga
How A Chiropractor Can Help Your Yoga Routine - Pacific Beach
Many people suffering from back pain usually pick up yoga in order to help them with their problems. It cannot be disputed that yoga is beneficial and therapeutic. However, what many individuals do not realize is that yoga can be the main source of the back pain. When not done correctly, yoga is known to cause back pain as well as several other underlying problems or injuries.
As much as yoga does a good job limbering the body it can lead to several complications including back pain and neck injuries especially when it is not practiced in the right way. A chiropractor is specialized in dealing with back pain, and determine if your back pain from yoga with is due to muscle strain or muscle soreness. Yoga may cause multiple other back issues but these are the most common complications.
Some people may experience more back pain with yoga than others. In sucha case, the person can be either too flexible or immensely limited when it comes to their flexibility. Yoga encourages people to be over flexible for long durations even though the body is not meant to do this. Yoga is focused on relaxing the body and the mind while stretching the musculature. However, true yoga enthusiasts acknowledge that in the case of all movement, there has to be a limit, which no one should push through.All movements should be comfortable and allow for easy breathing.
Moderate to slight stretching is okay whereas painful poses and stretches are not recommended. Overstretching in yoga is a serious problem, which leads to many complications. Many people that practice yoga do not realize the importance of having a good strength base. When practicing yoga building flexibility and strength should both equally be taken into account in order to avoid suffering from problems that could have been avoided.
Chiropractic Care and Yoga
Yoga and chiropractic care are good complements to each other. There are several exercises that are recommended while a person is receiving chiropractic care. The ideal exercises should complement your manual adjustments. Stretching after chiropractic adjustment is always recommended. Stretching exercises such as yoga should be prioritized because they help to treat and prevent back pain.
Why It Is Important to Visit a Chiropractor
People who engage in activities related to yoga who experience back pain are always advised to visit a chiropractor. The professionals are equipped and fully capable of helping you to manage the pain due to yoga and to get back to normal activities in a holistic and efficient manner. Their experience is also an added advantage because they deal with many similar problems and are aware of the best ways to deal with problems related to the exercises.
There is no specific way to completely avoid back pain while doing yoga. However, seeing a chiropractor is beneficial because the professional can offer the needed information that can help your yoga routine while at the same time decreasing the chances of suffering from back injuries. Moreover, the professional can also help you decrease your back pain. If you are experiencing back problems because of yoga it is highly recommended that you visit a chiropractor because of the numerous reasons stated above.
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