Exercise is good and beneficial. It goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts. Exercise also allows the patient to take control of their pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for all our Southern New Hampshire 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport doesn’t consider this helpful at all! 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)
Researchers find that there is big payoff for doing a little exercise! Patients who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week lowered the risk for low back pain. (And this article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also an influential factor in the equation of whether you get back pain or not. It is better not to smoke.) (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time from the comfort of your own home if you like! You’ll notice the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and reducing your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do work. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will who you how to do them so you can attain the best possible back pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is with you, our Southern New Hampshire back pain patient, through your whole course of healing with as much support as you need.
Back school is another 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 types of care. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic, a chiropractic evidence based system of spine care.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment plan enriches the good outcomes of back pain rehabilitation. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5) New Hampshire Spine and Sport strives to educate our back pain patients as to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at least curtail future occurrences. A survey of patients who went to a back school in a chiropractor’s office showed 95% satisfaction with having attended the course and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients at New Hampshire Spine and Sport are some of the wisest and knowledgeable spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. You’ll be well on your way 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.