Relieving Exercise for Oxford Back Pain Relief

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

Satterwhite Chiropractic hears you! Satterwhite Chiropractic knows your back hurts. Many Oxford chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Oxford back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Oxford spinal stenosis or a Oxford disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible by our combined effort: Oxford 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? There is a 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 revealed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic looks for such causes and has just the exercise to address 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 just shows that spinal manipulation is an important part in Oxford pain relief treatment plans. Satterwhite Chiropractic is good at setting these up for our Oxford chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with weak stomach muscles were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles to make them better spine stabilizers. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered as an option for patients with weak lower abdominal muscles and stubborn low back pain who have been unsuccessful with conservative management. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic can recommend you some individualized exercises that will do the trick 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 kept at these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise seems to be more effective in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some Oxford back pain sufferers mad…with good reason! Satterwhite Chiropractic gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a great option to try to reduce back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise helps. Aerobic exercise beginning one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more pronounced functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help reduce back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic will help you explore the best exercise choice for you!

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