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McHenry Exercise Helps with Back Pain Relief and Strength

“Doc, what kind of exercise do you think would help?”

“The kind that you’ll do!”

There is some wit in that delivery, but it’s true, also. Exercise that you’ll do is the most valuable exercise of all! Whether you suffer with McHenry neck pain or McHenry back pain, strengthening exercise helps. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to help you figure out what exercise you will do and exercise that will help you.


General strength and conditioning exercise benefits chronic low back pain patients, especially in terms of pain intensity reduction. Comparing general strength and conditioning exercise to motor control exercise with manual therapy revealed that the general exercise tended to provide a more varied range of treatment effects. In particular, the general exercise bettered trunk endurance, leg muscle strength and endurance, disability, multifidus muscle volume, and fear of movement in chronic low back pain patients. (1) A Cochrane Review of published medical literature revealed that motor control exercise is more successful in decreasing chronic low back pain than minimal intervention, but, on its own, motor control exercise doesn’t stand out to be healthier than other exercise or manual therapy for pain relief. (2) What’s that mean? General strength and conditioning exercise is useful for pain reduction by boosting the overall body condition. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps McHenry back pain patients set up an exercise routine that works for them to maximize pain reduction and improve strength.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic also aims to get the most back pain reduction and strength improvement by blending exercise with chiropractic treatment. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to enhance these clinical outcomes. A recent report says that combining manipulative treatment with exercise reduced pain and improved functional disability more than exercise only for non-specific neck pain sufferers. (3) Together, your McHenry chiropractor and you will determine the best suited exercises and the right exercise practice to complement your McHenry chiropractic treatment plan to get you feeling the best you can!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Lehmkuhler on The Back Doctors Podast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares his Spine+Fit exercise/chiropractic care combo for back pain.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. Your McHenry chiropractor offers the reply to your inquiry about what exercise helps: the exercise that you will do, and the exercise that strengthens you!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps patients find the right exercise for them to strengthen their spine and body to best ease back pain.
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