Exercise is effective and helpful. 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. Chiropractic Associates incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Preston patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Chiropractic Associates
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 there is big
payoff for doing a little exercise! 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 a
powerful factor in your risk of getting back pain. It is better not to smoke.) (2) Chiropractic Associates recommends
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! They’ll make a big impact. You’ll see!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively affecting
the pain perception by increasing your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Chiropractic Associates will who you how to do them so you
can experience the most possible back pain relief.
Chiropractic Associates is with you, our Preston back pain patient, throughout
your healing process with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for working
with chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other approaches. (4) Chiropractic Associates uses spinal
manipulation in the form of Cox Technic, a chiropractic evidence based system of spine care.
The addition of back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Chiropractic Associates tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least curtail future occurrences. A
survey of patients who went to a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having gone to the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s providing it. (6) Preston chiropractic
patients at Chiropractic Associates are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey to
back pain relief. 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 might avoid its aggravation in the
future with exercise.