“Must I exercise?”
“Only exercise if you want to feel
better faster and prevent pain,“ your McHenry
“How long do I
have to exercise every day?”
“Not long, just effectively,” OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Exercise is not every McHenry back pain or neck
pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic understands.
Exercise is also so vital to our back and neck pain
patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our McHenry
chiropractic patients every step of the way to get
the most of the exercise effort so that it results in pain relief and prevention.
OPTIMAL NECK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Neck pain sufferers realize how pain
may decrease their neck motion. Such neck pain patients were tested as to
their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test.
They were then instructed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine
exercise session. 50% of them were then additionally
treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine
levels. Those who performed the exercise program and were treated did significantly
better as far as range of motion, pain intensity reduction,
and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another study reported
that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic
myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as contrasted with 15
or 60 seconds or no stretching. This allowed the most
benefit to pain intensity decrease while minimizing
any negative effects on neural function of the affected
nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic always highlights
that the proper exercise performed in the right
way does not have to take long to be effective!
Additionally, exercise lays some control in the
hands of its sufferer since exercise can be done whenever.
OPTIMAL LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Integrating exercise training into the
multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain does make
sense. This type of back pain involves so many
people around the world and is a primary
cause of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back
pain patient to self-management. Recently, researchers proposed
that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health issues
in these back pain patients - were improved with choices
like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga,
and stabilization exercise. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic agrees! Exercise is invaluable
in so many ways.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal
manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic
appointment now. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic answers the exercise
questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes
which may be in 30 second spurts.” We’re partners
in your pain relief and prevention!