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Sitka Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any sufferer of Sitka back pain understands, getting relief can be challenging. You may have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be just the right addition to your attempts at getting back pain relief? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) To put it another way, exercise can help decrease back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has proven to be beneficial for those who have chronic back pain in several 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 placed on your spine and reduce the amount of back pain you feel due to poor posture or bad habits like slouching. Further, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps advance healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help decrease inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 valuable to realize that when beginning an exercise program for Sitka back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It’s also important to select low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping as these can place extra strain on your spine and irritate rather than help. 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. Sitka back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka as researchers note that chiropractors actively endorse (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, asking patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about proper exercises for their specific conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If done correctly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

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