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!
INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE BASED ON YOUR
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!
WHICH EXERCISE FOR WHICH MUSCLE?
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.
ONE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE EXERCISE: BIRD DOG
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!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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.