To rehabilitate means to “restore to health”. Your body actually does this every day as your body gets rid of old cells to make way for new cells. Your skin, organs, tissues, bones and more are always regenerating and changing without you noticing. You can help boost that rehabilitative ability by focusing on rehabilitative therapies that use specific scientific concepts to help your body regenerate faster. Find out how rehabilitative therapies work and how your body responds!
You know that your body goes from a state of injury to being better, but how? It doesn’t seem to happen overnight, even though the body is actually going through the healing process constantly after injury. You just don’t always see the subtle changes in your wounds throughout the day. Everyone gets injured at some point in their life. It’s simply a part of living. You can even become injured by staying inside your house all day and never doing anything (exercising, sports, walking outside, etc.) that could cause you injury.
The body can experience cuts, scrapes, breaks and more from quick injuries. However, chronic conditions can cause wear and tear in the body over time that break down or injure your cells. Even something as small as not getting enough sleep at night can hurt you. This is because your body conducts cell repair as you sleep and it flushes out toxins in your body that can hurt you. When an injury happens, your body immediately pinpoints the area of damage and jumps into healing mode. Blood platelets follow your blood circulation to the area of injury and immediately start the process of clotting the wound. These platelets build up on top of one another until a sort of plug forms. That stops the blood flow, and that plug hardens into a scab.
Underneath the surface, cells such (like stem cells) start rebuilding the area of your body that was injured. It’s constantly adding more cells to the area until you have a scar in place of the tissue that was damaged. Your scab falls off, and you are left with a slight mark where the injury occurred. Your body heals like this with every cut, scrape and major injury. Bones rebuild themselves differently than organ tissue and differently than skin or muscle does. The important part is that your body is able to heal itself.
There are simple ways you can naturally boost your healing, and they are things that will help out your health in every way such as:
Sleep more. The recommendation is for 7-9 hours of sleep a night if you are an adult. Children and especially infants need more sleep than that for their bodies to function properly. When you get enough sleep, rehabilitative processes can fully happen.
Eat well. Your body can’t build strong tissues, organs and bones with poor building blocks. You need to eat a diet rich in vitamins and minerals as well as protein (the building block of cells), carbohydrates, healthy fats and water. Cut out the sugar, sodas and processed foods and stick to fruits, veggies, dairy and protein sources.
Exercise! Studies show that those who exercise at least 150 minutes each week can add up to 4.5 years onto their life. That is because exercise boosts circulation and oxygen to the cells, helps everything to work properly, increases how well your heart functions, helps the digestive process and so much more.
Getting professional help. Injured? Don’t try guessing at how you should heal. Look to medical professionals for rehabilitative therapies and methods to boost healing.
Rehabilitative therapy encompasses natural services that can help boost the body’s ability to heal naturally. These are therapies that will boost circulation and oxygen that get to the organs and tissues, keeping them alive. This prevents neuropathy, or a loss of feeling to areas of your body from nerve damage or dysfunction over time. In years past before modern medicine, people relied on natural exercises, stretches and remedies to heal the body. And guess what? They worked! Modern medicine is wonderful for patients who need it. However, rehabilitative therapies work just as well if not better for patients who really don’t need expensive surgery.
For example, we have services such as vibration therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care. Vibration therapy involves vibrations sent throughout your body that contract and relax muscles, strengthening them and helping with atrophy and muscle issues. Massage therapy can get rid of areas of pressure that cause muscle spasms, pain, back issues, and more. Chiropractic care is a natural service where chiropractic doctors help realign the back and spine, helping to stunt damage from arthritis and joint conditions. This rehabilitative therapy helps prevent joint deterioration, back pain, neuropathy, slower injury healing, etc.
Our rehabilitative therapies are many, and all are customized to our patient’s specific issues. With the right therapy, you can heal faster, improve your health and avoid surgical procedures. Many patients find relief from conditions they thought they would always have with rehabilitative therapies. A full list of the ones we offer can be found at website by clicking here.
The best part about rehabilitative therapies is that they don’t use narcotics for masking pain and they don’t rely on surgeries or invasive procedures to correct issues in the body. Narcotics are proven to be addictive and they can damage your body over time. They also don’t cure the actual problem you are having. Surgical procedures involve cutting, which can damage countless nerves and lead to neuropathy and injury to tissues that were previously fine.
In many studies, rehabilitative therapies worked just as well as surgery did (or better) for patients. If you are injured, see what rehabilitative therapy can do for you before you see out expensive procedures. Call Back2Health today at (843) 405-0025 to see what we can do for you!