Are you weary of being advised to carry out exercises for your lower back pain or neck pain by your Sitka chiropractor? Absolutely! Quite a few of our Sitka back pain and neck pain patients are. It's almost natural to ignore the need to do our spine exercises so that we can watch TV, clean the house, have some fun with friends, etc. ANYTHING BUT HAVING TO DO THOSE CRAZY BACK EXERCISES - TOO BORING!!! Well, you know what Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka would tell you ("Do them!"), but what do the reports say about getting them done?
Let's start by looking at the of lower back pain suffering and it existing as a worldwide health problem touching up to 80% of adult population. Then, you'll see that essential care must be furnished to all of us in Sitka and around the world to obstruct back pain as well as treat it. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka's chiropractic services and exercises are imperative to deal with it physically while back school demonstrates effectiveness for people with chronic non-specific low back pain in managing the psychological factors that are often associated in its development and maintenance.
To begin with, a study by Davarian et al shows that patients with chronic low back pain and clinical instability showed lower muscle exertion and higher or quicker "time to fatigue" compared to healthy subjects. Strength training of trunk extensor muscles can be thought of as part of the treatment protocol for chronic low back pain. (1)
- "Progressive Dynamic Spine Stabilization Exercise Protocols", when performed in the thoracic spine (the middle spine from the mid-shoulder area to the lower back), trigger improved postural stability which were designed for different spinal segments.
- Thoracic spine exercises can be thought of a secret source for improving overall postural stability, weight distribution, and somatosensory reactions, too. (2)
Then, a research study consisting of fifty patients with chronic non-specific lower back pain who were randomly allocated to a group:
- Treatment Group participated to an intensive, multidisciplinary Back School program.
- Control Group received medical assistance.
Well, you know how some of us elderly Sitka folks, as we age, experience a feeling of imbalance and sometimes bump into walls. Well, a little Sitka exercise may well reverse this imbalance trend. But merging proprioceptive-type exercises with a training class called “Back School” has great advantage for the chronic low back pain patient. This precise back pain analysis shows this to be true:
Significant improvements in terms of quality of life, disability and pain were reported in the treatment group patients.
These results propose that Back School has positive effects physically and mentally. (3)
As you, the low back pain sufferer or friend or family of one, know: back pain may be disheartening. Therefore, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands the importance of teaching the lower back pain patient to avoid back pain triggers and encourages a beneficial home exercise program to correct the postural stability of the patient.
Pain relief is our goal. But Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka strives to treat the whole patient with a combined approach of our non-surgical treatment with Cox Technic and patient education to alleviate low back pain and its other side-effects.
So, contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to implement this healing art of chiropractic care now.