“Do I have to exercise?”
“Only exercise if you want to feel
better faster and prevent pain,“ your Brooks
“How much time do I have to spend exercising each day?”
“Not long, just properly,” Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Exercise is not every Brooks back pain or neck
pain patient’s ’thing’. Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows.
Exercise is also so vital to our back and neck pain
patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our Brooks
chiropractic patients all along the way to make
the most of the exercise effort so that it results in pain relief and prevention.
OPTIMAL NECK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Neck pain sufferers understand how pain
may decrease their ability to look around
comfortably. Such neck pain patients were tested for
their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test.
They were then instructed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine
exercise session. Half of them were then additionally
treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine
levels. Those who did the exercise program and were treated benefitted significantly
better in terms of range of motion, pain intensity reduction,
and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another study found
that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic
myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as opposed to 15
or 60 seconds or no stretching. This allowed the most
benefit to pain intensity decrease while minimizing
any negative effects on neural function of the involved
nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic always emphasizes
that the appropriate exercise done in the right
way does not have to take long to be useful!
Plus, exercise puts some control in the
hands of its sufferer since exercise can be performed anytime.
OPTIMAL LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Incorporating exercise training into the
multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain does make
sense. This type of back pain impacts so many
people around the world and is a leading
source of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back
pain sufferer to self-management. Recently, researchers posed
that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health struggles
in such back pain patients - were enhanced with choices
like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga,
and stabilization exercise. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic agrees! Exercise is valuable
on so many fronts.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal
manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.
Schedule your Brooks chiropractic
appointment now. Soft Health and Healing Clinic answers the exercise
questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes
which may be in 30 second spurts.” We are partners
for your pain relief and prevention!