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. Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows our Brooks
chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what
they used to do.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week reduced their
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also a
powerful factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. It is better not to smoke.) (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic recommends
simple exercises you can do in just a few minutes
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
Soft Health and Healing Clinic will share them with you so you
can experience the most possible back pain relief.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is with you, our Brooks back pain patient, throughout
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an extra such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for handling chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other approaches. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Soft Health and Healing Clinic chooses to use.
The addition of back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the good outcomes of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Soft Health and Healing Clinic tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to prevent or at
least minimize future occurrences. A
survey of patients who attended a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having gone to the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) Brooks chiropractic
patients at Soft Health and Healing Clinic are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment
today. It’s the first step on the way to 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 might avoid its annoyance in the
future with exercise.