Dr. Scott M. Lund is a highly-skilled chiropractor who serves the residents of San Diego and North San Diego County at Lund Chiropractic in Encinitas, California. He uses proven treatment techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, home exercise, and lifestyle changes to create a rehabilitation program that’s designed to get you moving again without pain or limitation. When you need rehab, call Dr. Lund today for an appointment or use his practice’s convenient online scheduling service.
What is chiropractic rehabilitation?
The rehab process is a vital part of your overall healing and may prevent future problems. Your muscles, joints, tendons and other soft tissue structures often suffer damage when you experience an injury or are bothered by spinal misalignment that may have developed after years of poor posture or certain activities.
While spinal adjustments and other chiropractic treatments focus on healing the injury or misalignment, rehabilitation focuses on strengthening and restoring your muscles, tendons, and other structures to full function. Rehab also helps improves joint mobility. These restorative treatments help you lead an active life.
How long does rehabilitation last?
The time it takes to fully rehabilitate your muscles, tendons, and joints depends on the severity of your injury or condition. Dr. Lund designs rehab plans that include in-office treatments as well as home care exercises that help optimize and speed your recovery.
Chiropractic rehabilitation also focuses on helping you maintain the benefits sustained during the initial phases of recovery. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Lund creates individualized exercise plans and lifestyle changes that focus on keeping your spine aligned and your muscles strong and flexible.
Depending on your circumstance, he may recommend joint-sparing additions or changes to your exercise routine, such as switching from running to swimming. He also helps you develop a diet that provides the nutrients your body requires for optimal function.
Rather than focusing on just getting your past a specific injury, Dr. Lund considers chiropractic rehabilitation a lifelong process that’s designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
What can I expect during chiropractic rehabilitation treatments?
Probably the most familiar therapy associated with chiropractic rehabilitation is spinal manipulation designed to restore your spine to its proper alignment. Dr. Lund is well-versed in traditional as well as gentler forms of spinal manipulation that are effective for seniors.
Other treatments used in the rehab process include corrective exercises that:
- Strengthen your muscles and improve the results of spinal adjustments
- Relieve strain and tension on your muscles, joints, and tendons
- Decrease stiffness and improve your flexibility
Dr. Lund may also recommend:
- Therapeutic massage to reduce muscle tension and stress
- Gentle traction to relax muscles and improve spinal function
- Myofascial release and trigger point therapy to decrease muscle tightness and relieve pain