Iliocostalis. Multifidus. Lumbar spine muscles. They need a
workout! They are all included in the treatment plan for back pain relief.
Having strong back muscles is important for all of us. For Richmond
low back pain prone patients, strong back muscles are even more important. Johnson Chiropractic
is the Richmond back pain specialty clinic to visit when back pain is
an issue. Johnson Chiropractic incorporates the best of passive care treatment as
well as active care recommendations to move Richmond back pain
sufferers from pain to pain relief and the quality of life they want.
Johnson Chiropractic offers the research-documented relieving
treatment technique called Cox Technic. It’s proven and known to drop
intradiscal pressures and open the spinal canal area enough for pain relief.
Cox Technic is the Richmond chiropractic technique Johnson Chiropractic
chooses to use due to its science and clinical outcomes. Plus it’s a system of
care within which nutrition, education and especially exercise all play a role to relieve low back pain.
Exercise is repeatedly shown beneficial as a tool for relieving
back pain and sustaining that relief. Johnson Chiropractic shares such tools with our Richmond back pain patients. The latest round of research articles on
the benefits of exercise share that prone exercises – those done while lying on
the stomach – are likely the most effective to strengthen the lumbar
iliocostalis and lumbar multifidus muscles. Lifting alternate arms and legs
while lying prone is one of the most effective for the multifidus muscle strengthening.
(1) Specific core stability exercise for back pain relief is more effective to
decrease pain and increase back function than general exercise. (2)
Johnson Chiropractic agrees! General exercise is good for overall health. When back
pain rears its head, doing specific exercises to target supportive as well as
specific back muscles is necessary. Another article relates that back pain
patients’ actually doing the exercises at home is critical and doing them
correctly is even more significant. (3) For this reason, Johnson Chiropractic may
well share exercise videos with you of the proper way to do these exercises so you can
follow them at home and/or even do them with you at the office to be sure you
are doing these back exercises correctly. Further, in a study that compared
doing back stretching and strengthening exercises versus not doing them reports
that active rehabilitation therapy is a positive intervention for back pain
relief. Specifically, the group who did them showed increased back strength and
subjective pain relief. The group who didn’t do the back exercises showed
decreased back strength and no change in subjective pain relief. (4) That alone
is reason enough for Johnson Chiropractic to recommend (and our Richmond
back pain patients to do!?) exercises.
Bring your low back and all its related muscles to Johnson Chiropractic
when your back hurts. Just contact Johnson Chiropractic to set up your Richmond chiropractic care appointment so that all your back muscles and your spine’s supportive muscles
get the attention they need via the treatment plan set just for you.
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