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Effective McHenry Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common suggestion with good reason. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic individualizes the suitable back pain exercises for each McHenry back pain sufferer visiting OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to relieve pain best, bolster the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and regain function. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic also tries to find exercises that are easy, effective in numerous ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that contribute to their back pain situation. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your McHenry chiropractor strives to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function differs from a chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found via a thorough examination which OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does quite well. The exam discoveries help create an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!


Exercise is a regular recommendation for back pain patients…and with good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research 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 limited for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic believes our McHenry chiropractic patients would be in agreement that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the foremost cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense as well as lost productivity, are valuable to {{seek with some exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so valuable for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae and strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by getting on all fours: knees and hands, 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. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic before starting any exercise though to be sure it’s the right one for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

McHenry Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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