ExerciseOne of the easiest, simplest, non-invasive ways to reduce back and neck pain related to a personal injury is through exercise. Regular exercise has a number of different benefits, including:

  • Low Risk. As long as a doctor has examined your injuries and cleared you for exercise, it is generally considered relatively risk-free. That’s because the human body is naturally designed to move and stretch. Exercise programs are often best supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist who can monitor your progress.
  • Natural. While medication and surgical alternatives require the use of medication, exercise is completely natural. That makes it the safest and most preferred pain-reliving solution.
  • Minimal Recovery. Exercise may lead to some tenderness or soreness, but the recovery time is far less than that of surgical procedures. In order to speed up recovery, simply use ice and rest. Also, if surgery is ultimately performed, your condition will be improved and it will help you to recover from the procedure.
  • Stress Relief. Exercise has the beautiful benefit of releasing endorphins in the body. These endorphins block pain signals, improve mood, and reduce your overall level of stress.

If you are a victim of personal injury, make sure you weigh your options and choose a solution that fits your lifestyle. In many cases, exercise can be a natural, risk-free way to improve symptoms and promote healing. To find out whether exercise is safe in your situation, speak with a medical specialist today.