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Rest will not fix you

Education | | Dr. Dann

Have you been told to just REST your pain away?

How many times have you been told by a coach or doctor to rest an ache or pain?

Just stop! Stop moving and doing what made you hurt in the first place. "Give it Time" Maybe, just maybe if you rest enough, that nagging pain will disappear on its own.

Meanwhile, you are possibly missing out on workouts with friends, walking your dog, or playing with your kids. You can't do what you love and are feeling discouraged about losing progress and being left out.

Injuries very widely, and the appropriate treatment depends on the nature and severity of the injury. In some cases, prolonged rest without any form of movement or exercise can lead to muscle atrophy, joint stiffness, and decreased flexibility.  For certain injuries, maintaining some level of controlled, low-impact movement or engaging in physical therapy exercises can help prevent these negative effects. 

When we have car trouble, We can't park our car in the garage and hope that a few days off will resolve the problem! Our bodies are machines that need regular movement and maintenance.
Ever rest and feel better only to resume your regular routine and realize that pain is STILL THERE? If you are having recurring pain, then there is a root problem that needs to be addressed and treated.

Here at I.MOVE. we strive to keep you moving while we find the solution and action plan for anything that is slowing you down. We care about keeping you moving! It's even in our name!

Tired of Resting? We are here to help.

Dr. Dann is a chiropractor serving Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Clackamas, and Oregon City.
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