Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Exercise also allows the patient to take control of their pain relief. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Sitka patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that doing a little exercise does a lot! Muscle strengthening activity done just
two days a week lowers the odds of low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also an influential factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. Recommendation: Don’t smoke!) (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka presents
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! You’ll notice
the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively affecting
the pain perception by increasing your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will who you how to do them so you
can experience the most possible back pain relief.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is with you, our Sitka back pain patient, through
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for working
with chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other types of care. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses spinal
manipulation in the form of Cox Technic, a chiropractic evidence based system of spine care.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to take care of him/herself. (5)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least curtail future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who attended a back school at a chiropractor’s office.
Back pain patients stated 95% satisfaction with taking time to attend, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time
to share the material. (6) Sitka chiropractic
patients at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey toward
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you might avoid its annoyance in the
future with exercise.