Southern New Hampshire Chiropractic Plan for Pain Relief and Prevention with Exercise

April 20, 2021

“Do I have to exercise?”

“Only exercise if you want to feel better quicker and prevent pain,“ your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic replies.

“How long do I have to exercise every day?”

“Not long, just properly,” New Hampshire Spine and Sport advises.

Exercise is not every Southern New Hampshire back pain or neck pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients every step of the way to get the most of the exercise effort so that it results in pain prevention and relief.


Neck pain sufferers realize how pain may reduce their ability to look around comfortably. Such neck pain patients were assessed for their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test. They were then directed 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 received manual therapy managed significantly better in terms of range of motion, pain intensity reduction, and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another research project 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 permitted the best benefit to pain intensity reduction while diminishing any negative effects on neural function of the involved nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport always stresses that the proper exercise done in proper form does not have to take long to be effective! Additionally, exercise lays some control in the hands of its sufferer since exercise can be performed anytime.


Incorporating exercise training into the multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain does make sense. This type of back pain affects so many people globally and is a leading source of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back pain sufferer to self-management. Recently, researchers posed that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health issues in these back pain patients - were enhanced with choices like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga, and stabilization exercise. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport agrees! Exercise is invaluable on so many fronts.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.

Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 increments.” We’re partners in your pain relief and prevention!

New Hampshire Spine and Sport recommends exercise as a key part of the back pain and neck pain treatment plan for relief and prevention.