What Is Spinal Reconditioning?

Spinal reconditioning is an alternative form of care that can alleviate many types of pain throughout the body. Spine pain can be caused from manual labor, or from having improper posture. In other cases, back and neck pain can be caused by a single injury that has caused trauma in your back and other parts of your body. With the right combination of treatments, spinal reconditioning can drastically improve mobility in your body, and diminish pain.
One part of spinal reconditioning may include chiropractic adjustments. During an adjustment, a licensed chiropractor will assess the alignment of your spine with his or her hands. After which, they will discuss with you how they can painlessly manipulate specific joints in your neck, back, and hips in order to force the joints into place.
Mechanical traction is one type of adjustment in which you lay on a specialized table, and a licensed and experienced chiropractor will physical apply force to the spine to relieve pressure, and to stretch tight muscles. Patients rarely complain of discomfort during these adjustments, and often times will feel an immediate sense of relief. Going to your chiropractor for frequent adjustments can help retrain your spine and allow it to straighten, resulting in less pain and more range of movement.
Other times, your doctor may recommend Electrical Muscle Stimulation, or EMS. During this type of stimulation, an electrical current will be applied to the muscles surrounding the problem area. This can immediately relieve tightness and pain around the area as it reduces inflammation.
Your chiropractor may also recommend rehabilitation exercises as part of your spinal reconditioning plan. These exercises will strengthen the main muscles in your back and midsection, also known as your core. These exercises will correct any imbalances in your body, and will be tailored for your specific body and type of issue(s) detected. Performing these exercises regularly, and how your doctor has showed you will supplement any efforts addressed in your regular back and neck adjustments.
If you are still experiencing pain, aquatic therapy may also be recommended. Performing certain exercises in water is often less painful, and therefore more effective, especially in patients with excessive muscle and joint tightness. Because you’re not weighed down by gravity your body is able to more thoroughly complete the exercises with minimal risk to your muscles and joints. Custom shoe orthotics are also often recommended to help correct the way you walk, and the way your foot lands on the ground. Orthotic soles are great for alleviating immediate pain.
Completing these, and other regimens outlined by your doctor can significantly decrease pain in all areas of your body. Your doctor will carefully outline all portions of your spinal reconditioning treatment to make sure you understand all areas of your treatment. Ask any questions you have, to address any concerns before you start your treatment. Your doctor will be able to customize a reconditioning plan that works for you, without the use of medication and expensive surgery.