Oxford Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any sufferer of Oxford back pain knows, finding relief can be a challenge. You may have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) Namely, exercise can help decrease back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic presents some information about how this works.


Exercise has demonstrated itself beneficial for those who suffer with chronic back pain in a multitude of ways. First, it strengthens core and lower back muscles which support your spine and decrease strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help ease some of the pressure exerted on your spine and decrease the amount of back pain you experience due to bad posture or poor habits like slouching. Further, exercise helps boost flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps promote healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help decrease inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Satterwhite Chiropractic combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is important to realize that when starting an exercise program for Oxford back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to select low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping as these can put additional strain on your spine and make matters worse rather than better. With that, moderate aerobic exercise mixing strengthening and stretching exercises has been shown to be helpful in decreasing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Oxford back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Satterwhite Chiropractic as researchers write that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by offering exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about proper exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to manage chronic lower back pain. If performed properly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment to start your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Oxford chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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