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Carrolltown Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any sufferer of Carrolltown back pain knows, finding relief can be challenging. You may have visited various healthcare providers with different treatments. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) In other words, exercise can help reduce back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has proven to be beneficial for those who suffer with chronic back pain in a multitude of ways. First, it strengthens core and lower back muscles which support your spine and lessen strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate some of the pressure placed on your spine and lower the amount of back pain you experience due to poor posture or bad habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps promote healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help reduce inflammation related to chronic back pain. (2,3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is important to be aware that when starting an exercise program for Carrolltown back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually raise the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to choose low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping since these can put extra strain on your spine and make matters worse rather than better. With that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven effective in reducing lower back pain for many back pain sufferers with chronic conditions like back pain. Carrolltown back pain patients have a great exercise coach at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation as researchers write that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, asking patients about their physical activity level, and advising back pain patients about suitable exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is a valuable way to manage chronic lower back pain. If performed correctly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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