Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing
when they do their exercises. Spengel Chiropractic incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our McHenry patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Weak back muscles don’t allow fluid spinal motion in low
back pain patients. Spengel Chiropractic knows this isn’t good for
our McHenry back pain patients! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that there is big
payoff for doing a little exercise! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week reduced the
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also a
powerful factor in your risk of getting back pain. It’s best not
to smoke.) (2) Spengel Chiropractic presents
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! They’ll make a big impact. You’ll see!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and dropping
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t tough; they’re just effective!
Spengel Chiropractic will share them with you so you
can attain the best possible back pain relief.
Spengel Chiropractic is with you, our McHenry back pain patient, throughout
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for managing chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are suggested
over many other approaches. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Spengel Chiropractic chooses to use.
The chiropractic treatment plan is enhanced when
back school is included in the overall back pain rehabilitation
plan. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Spengel Chiropractic attempts to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least diminish the chances of future occurrences. A
survey of patients who attended a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having attended the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) McHenry chiropractic
patients at Spengel Chiropractic are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey toward
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you might avoid its aggravation in the
future with exercise.