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McHenry Chiropractic Incorporates Simple Exercise for Back Pain Relief

So simple: exercise. For a person who just doesn’t exercise or hasn’t felt how good it feels to exercise, it might be so simple. But for a person with back pain, simple exercise can do so much. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic would never push our McHenry back pain patients to train for a marathon, but OrthoIllinois Chiropractic kindly encourages a walk to the mailbox or down the driveway! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages simple exercise to our McHenry back pain patients as part of the comprehensive McHenry chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows that exercise (along with spinal manipulation!) contributes to the rehabilitation program of patients who have undergone McHenry back surgery. In one report, a patient with leg pain after back surgery showed 89% improvement at a three month follow-up after getting spinal manipulation and exercise care. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses exercise and spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic system to ease McHenry back pain in sufferers after surgery and to prevent back surgery by reducing the back pain symptom generators.


Exercise is a possible treatment for McHenry low back pain, obesity and inflammation symptomatology. How? Adipose, fatty tissue releases several types of cytokines - pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory – which heightens the inflammatory response of C-reactive protein which is linked to musculoskeletal pain sensation in back pain sufferers. What does this mean? Overweight patients are more likely to feel more pain. One particular inflammation marker, prostaglandin E2, causes fever and the feeling of pain and inflammation associated to low back pain.  Exercise steps in to control these issues. (2) Bottomline: McHenry back pain patients are advised to exercise, move, be active, to the extent they can. Begin small. Simple stabilization exercises improved function, prevented fatigue and improved transverse abdominis contraction in herniated disc back pain patients. (3)  OrthoIllinois Chiropractic suggests to start by just strolling to the mailbox or corner then increasing the distance a little each trip. Running races isn’t required! McHenry back pain patients see the difference!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Kirsch on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a patient whose goal was to just walk, period, and how his care helped her reach and surpass that goal with Cox Technic.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today for McHenry back pain relief. The McHenry chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief urges simple, as simple as choosing to take that initial walk to the front door of OrthoIllinois Chiropractic’s office!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages simple exercise as part of the McHenry chiropractic back pain relief plan. 
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