Exercise and back pain: what a pair!
Johnson Chiropractic personalizes the most
appropriate back pain exercises for each Richmond back pain
sufferer visiting Johnson Chiropractic to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector
spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Johnson Chiropractic
also gives every effort to find exercises that are simple,
effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” move!
PERSONALIZED EXERCISE BASED ON YOUR
Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain status. Each chronic low back pain
sufferer must be evaluated individually as your
Richmond chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from one chronic
low back pain sufferer to another. Distinctions
can be found from a thorough examination which Johnson Chiropractic does quite well. The exam discoveries help create
an individual treatment plan
with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you
will be treated like the individual you are at Johnson Chiropractic!
WHICH EXERCISE FOR WHICH MUSCLE?
Exercise is a common suggestion
for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body
and spine. A review of published papers on the effectiveness
of exercise revealed that exercise was likely effective for chronic
low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or
education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its effect was small
for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations
outcomes. (2) Johnson Chiropractic thinks our Richmond
chiropractic patients would be in agreement that benefits of
any type like this for a condition that is said
to be the top cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing much in
direct healthcare expense and lost productivity,
are worth seeking with a
little exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain.
ONE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE EXERCISE: BIRD DOG
Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often weaken with back pain, but they are so valuable
for stability. Bird-dog (aka quadruped
opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae and
strengthening both the core and the
multifidus. Start this by getting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel
to the floor. Hold this for a couple seconds and repeat
on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a
chat with Johnson Chiropractic before starting any exercise
though to be sure it’s appropriate for you!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Martin Fleming on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain
following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment soon. We will unite back pain and
exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back
pain relief goal.