“Doc, what kind of exercise do you think would help?”
“The kind that you’ll do!”
There is some wit in that delivery,
but there is some truth in it, 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.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EXERCISE HELPS
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.
EXERCISE AND MANIPULATION
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!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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!