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Relieving Exercise for Sitka Back Pain Relief

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

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hears you! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows your back hurts. Many Sitka chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Sitka back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether due to Sitka spinal stenosis or a Sitka disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or extends down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible by our joint effort: Sitka chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain have more fatty areas and less extensor muscles 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). A type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo revealed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka checks 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 later. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an important component in Sitka pain relief treatment plans. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is excellent at arranging for our Sitka chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with weak stomach muscles were cared for 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 so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak lower abdominal muscles and intractable low back pain who have been unsuccessful with conservative management. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can recommend you some specific exercises that will be just right for you 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 effective in improving claudication measures comparable to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more successful in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain pushes some Sitka back pain patients over the edge…with good reason! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka gets it! Compared with minimal or other interventions Pilates is a superb alternative to try to reduce back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise commencing one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more marked 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. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will help you discover the best exercise option for you!

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