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Relieving Exercise for Brooks Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? But my neck (or back) hurts!”

Soft Health and Healing Clinic hears you! Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows your back hurts. Many Brooks chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Brooks back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Brooks spinal stenosis or a Brooks disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible through our combined effort: Brooks chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain show decreased cross sectional area of the spinal extensor muscles and fat infiltration on MRI. What does that mean? They have a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain is present. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic looks for such causes and has just the exercise to tackle the issue.


Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief lasts up to 6 months post-treatment. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an important part in Brooks pain relief treatment plans. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is good at arranging for our Brooks chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with weak stomach muscles were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This tightens and stabilizes the ab muscles by making the muscles work better and increase intraabdominal pressure so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak lower abdominal muscles and stubborn low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic can recommend you some specific exercises that will be just right for you before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were cared for with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients continued with these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more successful in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Soft Health and Healing Clinic is prepared to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain pushes some Brooks back pain patients over the edge…with good reason! Soft Health and Healing Clinic gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a good alternative to try to reduce back pain and ease disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise helps. Aerobic exercise commencing one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more distinct functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help decrease back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic will help you discover the best exercise option for you!

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