Exercise for back
pain: a common recommendation with good reason.
Satterwhite Chiropractic individualizes the proper back pain exercises for each Oxford back pain
sufferer visiting Satterwhite Chiropractic to relieve pain
best, bolster the supporting muscles like the erector
spinae and multifidus, and reclaim function. Satterwhite Chiropractic
also tries to find exercises that are simple,
effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” move!
INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE BASED ON YOUR
Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the
same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain situation. Each chronic low back pain
sufferer must be considered individually as your
Oxford chiropractor strives to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function differs from one chronic
low back pain sufferer to another. Differences
can be found from a thorough examination which Satterwhite Chiropractic is
quite good at! The exam discoveries help shape
a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you
will be treated like the individual you are at Satterwhite Chiropractic!
WHICH EXERCISE FOR WHICH MUSCLE?
Exercise is a common recommendation
for back pain patients…and with good reason. Muscles support the body
and spine. A review of published papers on the effectiveness
of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic
low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or
education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its effect was small
for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations
outcomes. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic thinks our Oxford
chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of
any type like this for a condition that is said
to be the leading cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in
direct healthcare expense as well as lost productivity,
are worth seeking with a
little exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain.
ONE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE EXERCISE: BIRD DOG
Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often weaken with back pain, but they are so important
for stability. Bird-dog (aka quadruped
opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae and
strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by getting on all fours: knees and
hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel
to the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat
on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Satterwhite Chiropractic before beginning any exercise
though to be sure it’s appropriate for you!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Martin Fleming on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain
following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic
appointment today. We’ll unite back pain and
exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back
pain relief desire.