Exercise and back pain: what a pair!
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre personalizes the most
appropriate back pain exercises for each Toronto back pain
sufferer visiting Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector
spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
also tries to find exercises that are easy,
effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” movement!
INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE BASED ON YOUR
Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are many factors that contribute
to their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain
sufferer must be considered individually as your
Toronto chiropractor always tries to do. It’s a
known fact that back muscle function varies from one chronic
low back pain sufferer to another. Distinctions
can be found from a thorough examination which Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre does quite well. The exam discoveries help mold
an individual treatment plan
with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you
will be treated like the individual you are at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!
WHICH EXERCISE FOR WHICH MUSCLE?
Exercise is a frequent recommendation
for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body
and spine. A review of published papers on the usefulness
of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic
low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or
education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its effect was small
for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations
outcomes. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre thinks our Toronto
chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of
any type like this for a condition that is said
to be the leading cause of disability around
the world for the past three decades or so, costing much in
direct healthcare expense in addition to lost productivity,
are worth seeking with a
little exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain.
ONE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE EXERCISE: BIRD DOG
Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow
weak with back pain yet are so essential
for stability. Bird-dog (aka quadruped
opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while
strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by getting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat
on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre before beginning any exercise
though to be sure it’s appropriate for you!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Martin Fleming on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain
following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic
appointment today. We’ll unite back pain and
exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back
pain relief goal.