Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing
when they do their exercises. Apple Country Chiropractic knows our Williamson
chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what
they used to do.
Weak back muscles don’t allow fluid spinal motion in low
back pain patients. Apple Country Chiropractic
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
Researchers find that doing a little exercise does a lot! Muscle strengthening activity done just
two days a week lowers the odds of low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also an influential factor in your risk of getting back pain. It is better not to smoke.) (2) Apple Country Chiropractic recommends
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! You’ll notice
the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t tough; they’re just effective!
Apple Country Chiropractic will share them with you so you
can feel the best possible back pain relief.
Apple Country Chiropractic is with you, our Williamson back pain patient, through
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is another such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for managing chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are suggested
over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Apple Country Chiropractic chooses to use.
The chiropractic treatment plan is enriched when
back school is included in the overall back pain rehabilitation
plan. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Apple Country Chiropractic tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least curtail future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who went to a back school at a chiropractor’s office.
Back pain patients reported 95% satisfaction with taking time to attend, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time
to present it. (6) Williamson chiropractic
patients at Apple Country Chiropractic are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a Williamson chiropractic appointment
today. It’s the first step toward back pain relief and
its prevention. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not upsetting
you much in the future with exercise.