Prescribed Exercises / Ergonomics

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Prescribed Exercises / Ergonomics are the basis for rehabilitation. Ligaments cannot be tightened (but can be loosened with stretching if that is part of the disorder) and degenerative discs don’t heal. The only spine structures that we truly have any control over are muscle strength and endurance and ligament tightness. Exercises are designed to train muscles to take over the job of malfunctioning spinal segments. In addition, appropriate exercises retrain the brain to function in a manner that reduces the stress on the damaged segments (ergonomics).

Dr. Donald Corenman welcomes new patients at his Vail, Colorado spine clinic. For more information on orthopedic spine treatment options, please contact Dr. Corenman at 970-479-5895.

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.