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Exercise Enhances Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Plan

Exercise is effective and helpful. 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 healing process with as much support as you need.

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. One study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study of those who attended a back school at a chiropractor’s office. Back pain patients stated 95% satisfaction with going to the class, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time to present 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 to 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.

 
Exercise Enhances Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Plan

 

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