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Sitka Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

Paraspinal muscles? Where are those? These muscles align the spine. They support the spine and permit it to move. And their health matters. Their health is a factor in your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and desire.  Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recommends exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and maintain the strength of these critical paraspinal muscles in the control of Sitka back pain and relief of back pain.


The spine’s paraspinal muscles are the action muscles of the spine. They surround your whole spine. They reposition your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles let you lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do what they do is linked to the well-being of their surrounding tissues. A recent study documented that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates is a part of chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are reported to depend on paraspinal muscle quality. Efforts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be positive. (1) Occasionally finding the right exercise for you is key.


Fatty infiltration of muscles affects Sitka low back pain. Muscle weakness affects low back pain. Exercise is suggested. In another new study, high-intensity exercise did not change these two concerns for all participants. Nonethless, for those who did show improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement resulted. (2) At least most of us can exercise to improve our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts can’t! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still poor 2 to 4 years after their returning from space. Researchers speculate that these changes contributed to the back pain astronauts experience. (3) Sitka does not have many astronauts in its population, so Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will help you figure out the proper form of exercise – be it high intensity or other such exercise – for your best improvement of Sitka back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes along with spinal manipulation treatment using gentle Cox® Technic to handle spine-related pain.

Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Together, we’ll establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and determine the precise exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s best alignment and movement.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka explains the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Sitka back pain relief.

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