“Doc, what type of exercise do you think would help?”
“The kind that you will do!”
There is some humor in that response, but it’s true, also. Exercise that you’ll do is the most useful exercise of all! Whether you have Southern New Hampshire neck pain or Southern New Hampshire back pain, strengthening exercise is positive. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here to help you figure out what exercise you will do and exercise that will benefit you.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EXERCISE HELPS
General strength and conditioning exercise benefits chronic low back pain patients, especially in terms of pain intensity relief. Comparing general strength and conditioning exercise to motor control exercise with manual therapy revealed that the general exercise was more apt to provide a more diverse range of treatment results. In particular, the general exercise improved trunk endurance, leg muscle strength and endurance, disability, multifidus muscle volume, and fear of movement for patients with chronic low back pain. (1) A Cochrane Review of published medical literature showed that motor control exercise is more efficient in reducing chronic low back pain than minimal intervention, but, on its own, motor control exercise does not show itself to be better than other exercise or manual therapy for pain relief. (2) What’s that mean? General strength and conditioning exercise is helpful to decrease pain by improving the overall body condition. New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps Southern New Hampshire back pain patients set up an exercise practice that works for them to get the most in pain reduction and improve strength.
EXERCISE AND MANIPULATION
New Hampshire Spine and Sport also works to get the most back pain reduction and strength improvement by blending exercise with chiropractic treatment. New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to boost such clinical outcomes. A recent report states that blending manipulative treatment with exercise decreased pain and improved functional disability more than exercise by itself for non-specific neck pain sufferers. (3) Together, your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor and you will determine the best suited exercises and the appropriate exercise routine to complement your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan to get you back to your best life possible!
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Lehmkuhler on The Back Doctors Podast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his Spine+Fit exercise/chiropractic care combo for back pain.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor offers the answer to your question about what exercise helps: the exercise that you will do, and the exercise that strengthens you!