If you lead an active lifestyle and find yourself injured, the temptation of getting back into your routine can be difficult to ignore. Exercise is one of the most effective resources for relieving stress, losing weight, boosting your mood, and fending off harmful germs or bacteria. Fortunately for accident victims in Conyers, there are a variety of exercises that you can perform to stay active and support your recovery process.
You can support your recovery by speaking with one of our experienced Conyers Chiropractors about which exercise options are safe to perform while rehabbing. Depending on the type and extent of your injury, you may need to wait until your body has recovered to a particular degree before following through with any activity.
Also, you may need to test out a variety of actions with your Chiropractor to determine the extent of your mobility and capabilities as they pertain to exercising without pain. It may be tempting to try to push yourself through some pain, but the potential long-term consequences of overexerting yourself far outweigh the immediate gratification of working out.
Back injuries occur for a variety of reasons. Although resting may alleviate some of the pain and pressure associated with a back injury, it’s recommended to remain active and focus on strengthening the muscles that surround the damaged area. For those who are recovering from a back injury, body weight exercises are an ideal resource for strengthening your back muscles without adding pressure to your spine. Other activities that are safe for back injury patients to perform include:
Injuring your elbows, shoulders, or other pivotal joints can bring your regular exercise routine to an immediate halt. However, these kinds of injuries do allow you to focus on exercising your lower body. Running, walking, and swimming is excellent sources of exercise that is safe for those who are recovering from upper body injuries.
Patients who are recovering from a knee, ankle or hip injury are welcome to perform aquatic aerobics and water-based strength training. ARC trainers are an excellent resource for performing cardio, while also incorporating light bodyweight strength training. If you happen to notice any pain while exercising though, it is highly recommended to stop and return at another time.
The Chiropractors at AICA Conyers help treat accident injuries, while also providing tested tips and advice on how patients can support their own recoveries outside of their office visits. Although we specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions, our Chiropractors are also trained to provide lifestyle and dietary recommendations that focus on supporting overall health.
If you are injured and are interested in experiencing a safe, complete recovery, contact our accident injury center right away. Just dial (404) 602-0386 to schedule a free consultation or a same-day examination.