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Effective Carrolltown Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation personalizes the most appropriate back pain exercises for each Carrolltown back pain sufferer visiting Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to relieve pain best, bolster the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation also tries to find exercises that are easy, effective in numerous ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are many factors that contribute to their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Carrolltown chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function differs from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found via a thorough examination which Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation does quite well. The exam discoveries help shape an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!


Exercise is a regular prescription for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research 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 enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation thinks our Carrolltown chiropractic patients would be in agreement that benefits of any sort like this for a condition that is reportedly the leading cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense in addition to lost productivity, are worth seeking with some exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so essential for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold this for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation before starting any exercise though to be sure it’s the right one for you!

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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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment now. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Carrolltown Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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