“Aw, Doc! Do I have to? I don’t have time to exercise!”
Amazing how we’ll hear this question from McHenry back pain patients when we
recommend exercise to cope with and manage low back pain and neck pain!
Exercise is good for the whole body, and targeted exercise is essential for back pain and neck pain patients. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is only looking out for your
spinal health! And it won’t take long.
This recent study really drives home the importance of doing lower back exercises
. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic found that it highlights how the majority of
evidence suggests that lower back pain
is associated with decreased strength and endurance
(muscle loss), and excessive fatigability of the lumbar extensors
set of researchers went on to emphasize that many studies even suggest that lumbar
extensor deconditioning may be a common risk factor that can actually predict
acute low back injury and low back pain. (1) So exercising the extensor
muscles of the lower back is critical!
Fortunately, it’s not hard. The lower back extensor muscles
line the sides of the spinal column. Some researchers even call the fat change
in these muscles when they deteriorate “back mice” as you can feel them along
the lower spine. They’re like little round, fatty nodules. (2,3) These
are mice you really don’t want around! So exercise them away.
So if OrthoIllinois Chiropractic could recommend one lumbar spine
extensor muscle exercise that won’t take you long to do, it would be the low
back strengthening exercise. Don’t do it without discussing it with your
McHenry chiropractor first!
Whether you want to exercise or not, bring your
lower back pain to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. We’ll work together for your back pain
relief. You may even come around to saying “Doc, please
let me do some exercise. I don’t
want back mice!” Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today
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