Individuals dealing with chronic pain may also suffer from functional limitations. These limitations often lead to further deterioration and can also contribute to increasing pain.
In many cases, physical therapy has been exhausted and medications may have been escalated to doses that are no longer therapeutic. This vicious cycle is seen very commonly in our patient population.
At Dynamic Health, it’s our goal to decrease pain and help increase function. In addition to our treatments, we encourage our patients to participate in a form of exercise that is low impact and provides a myriad of health benefits.
One form of low-impact exercise that can decrease pain and improve functionality is the ancient Chinese martial art Tai Chi.
What is Tai Chi?
Chi is translated as “life force”. This life force can be defined as “bio-electricity”. Once this life force stops flowing, we cease to exist. Tai Chi is thought to promote proper flow of Chi, allowing balance to be restored to the body. This balance allows the body to exist in harmony with its surroundings.
Tai Chi was developed thousands of years ago as a form of self defense. In recent years, this martial art has been utilized as a health practice. It is a gentle form of exercise that can help increase fitness, strength, balance and flexibility. It allows for an individual to put each joint in the body through its proper range of motion. This deliberate, slow form of exercise allows it to be practiced by all age groups.
How Can Tai Chi Help Reduce Chronic Pain?
Recent publications have outlined the benefits of Tai Chi for medical conditions including but not limited to: chronic pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. Tai Chi has also been shown to decrease stress while improving sleep and sexual function. Therefore, the health benefits for individuals suffering with chronic pain extend well beyond their chief complaint.
Dynamic Health Treatments
At Dynamic Health, we take a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of pain. Under the leadership of Dr. Peter Cox, our medical and therapeutic specialists work together to create a treatment plan to manage your pain and stop pain from managing you.
Our treatment protocols incorporate a combination of medical diagnostics, chiropractic spinal adjustments, physical therapy and medical rehabilitative treatment options. This approach allows us to deliver pain relief as quickly as possible, stabilize your condition and address the root cause of your pain, minimizing the likelihood of symptoms returning.
Combined with cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic tools, our pain treatment protocol separates Dynamic Health from any other clinic in the Carolinas.
If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain, it’s time to stop suffering and start living again. To learn more about the benefits of pain management treatments, call Dynamic Health at 704-525-6288 to schedule a consultation. Our spine specialists can effectively address your back pain problems.