The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, with practitioners spending more than $10-billion a year on yoga-related products and classes. At Dynamic Health we recommend yoga as a form of gentle exercise that can help improve flexibility and reduce aches.
The mind-body practice of yoga is often touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. Practicing yoga for chronic pain management can prove more effective in reducing pain and improving mood than standard medical treatments for lingering back problems.
Therapeutic Yoga for Chronic Pain
Anyone who has lived with chronic pain knows how physically, mentally and emotionally debilitating it can be. Yoga includes a range of practices that can help alleviate chronic pain symptoms. Rather than seeing the body as a number of different parts, yoga considers the body to be an organic, connected entity whose parts are constantly in moving relationship with each other.
Yoga teaches awareness of proper body alignment and posture, an important aspect of a well-functioning body. At the same time, the mindfulness aspect of yoga provides tools for engaging pain in a way that allows us to understand it and abide by it while healing. Stress reduction, a well-known benefit of yoga, can further facilitate the release of negative and damaging emotions to help you move towards healing.
Yoga classes are widely available in the Charlotte area. In addition to yoga studios, you can find classes at health clubs, community centers and spas. Most of these locations offer introductory or gentle yoga classes. These beginner programs offer a great way to get started – even if you’re already fit – so you can familiarize yourself with the basic yoga poses.
General Benefits of Yoga
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Improve symptoms of heart failure
- Ease heart palpitations
- Enhance cardiac rehabilitation
- Lower cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol levels, blood sugar and stress hormones
- Improve balance, reduce falls and ease arthritis
- Improve breathing for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic Pain Management
At Dynamic Health, we provide Charlotte area residents with a multidisciplinary approach to treatment by offering a team of pain management providers and rehabilitative specialists all focused on one goal – stopping your pain and getting you back to living a healthy and active life.
In order to provide you with the most comprehensive pain treatment possible, we have assembled a talented group of medical professionals, including internal medicine doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractic physicians and several other care providers. Together, this team combines their expertise to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.
We encourage exercises like yoga and tai-chi to help our clients achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. If you’ve tried other chronic pain management methods and are still in debilitating pain, don’t hesitate to contact Dynamic Health at 704-525-6288 to schedule a free consultation.
We offer new client appointments within one to three days, and we are one of the only pain management clinics to provide imaging-guided injections without a long wait. Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest in health, wellness and pain management news!