REHABILITATION: After we have reduced your pain and restored mobility it is time to strengthen and stabilize the injured areas. In some cases pain relief is adequate but in many chronic situations long-term treatment in the form of home and office exercise is needed to prevent recurrence. All back and neck problems involve both the skeleton and the soft tissues the hold everything together, your muscles, ligaments and tendons. My job is to get you feeling better primarily by spinal adjustment to return to spine to normal function. However if we ignore the supporting structures of the spine your problem may return. Some patients have minor problems that may require little follow-up care however if you have a recurrent or chronic problem addressing the muscular system to strengthen, stretch and stabilize is essential. Dr. Breines will provide every patient with specific exercise recommendations and advice. We also have home great exercises on our website.