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Toronto Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

Paraspinal muscles? Where are those? These muscles align the spine. They support the spine and allow 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.  Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre advocates exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and preserve the strength of these important paraspinal muscles in the control of Toronto 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 move your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles let you lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do their job 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 described as depending on paraspinal muscle quality. Efforts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be beneficial. (1) Sometimes finding the right exercise for you is key.


Exercise is recommended to address two issues affecting Toronto low back pain: fatty infiltration of muscles and muscle weakness. In another recent study, high-intensity exercise did not change these two concerns for all participants. However, for those who did display improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement ensued. (2) At least most of us can exercise to develop our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts can’t! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still weak 2 to 4 years after their space flight. Researchers surmise that these changes contributed to the back pain astronauts suffer. (3) Toronto does not have many astronauts in its population, so Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will help you figure out the right form of exercise – be it high intensity or other type of exercise – for your optimal improvement of Toronto 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 utilizing gentle Cox® Technic to handle spine-related pain.

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Together, we will establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and determine the specific exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s optimal alignment and movement.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre explains the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Toronto back pain relief.

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