January 24, 2017

Iliocostalis. Multifidus. Lumbar spine muscles. They need a workout! They are all included in the treatment plan for back pain relief.

Having strong back muscles is important for all of us. For Southern New Hampshire low back pain prone patients, strong back muscles are even more important. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the Southern New Hampshire back pain specialty clinic to visit when back pain is an issue. New Hampshire Spine and Sport incorporates the best of passive care treatment as well as active care recommendations to move Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers from pain to pain relief and the quality of life they want.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers the research-documented relieving treatment technique called Cox Technic. It’s proven and known to drop intradiscal pressures and open the spinal canal area enough for pain relief. Cox Technic is the Southern New Hampshire chiropractic technique New Hampshire Spine and Sport chooses to use due to its science and clinical outcomes. Plus it’s a system of care within which nutrition, education and especially exercise all play a part for low back pain relief.

Exercise is repeatedly shown beneficial as a tool for relieving back pain and sustaining that relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares such tools with our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients. The latest round of research articles on the benefits of exercise share that prone exercises – those done while lying on the stomach – are likely the most effective to strengthen the lumbar iliocostalis and lumbar multifidus muscles. Lifting alternate arms and legs while lying prone is one of the most effective for the multifidus muscle strengthening. (1) Specific core stability exercise for back pain relief is more effective to decrease pain and increase back function than general exercise. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport agrees! General exercise is good for overall health. When back pain rears its head, doing specific exercises to target supportive as well as specific back muscles is necessary. Another article relates that back pain patients’ actually doing the exercises at home is critical and doing them correctly is even more significant. (3) For this reason, New Hampshire Spine and Sport may well share exercise videos with you of the proper way to do these exercises so you can follow them at home and/or even do them with you at the office to be sure you are doing these back exercises correctly. Further, in a study that compared doing back stretching and strengthening exercises versus not doing them reports that active rehabilitation therapy is a positive intervention for back pain relief. Specifically, the group who did them showed increased back strength and subjective pain relief. The group who didn’t do the back exercises showed decreased back strength and no change in subjective pain relief. (4) That alone is reason enough for New Hampshire Spine and Sport to recommend (and our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients to do!?) exercises.

Bring your low back and all its related muscles to New Hampshire Spine and Sport when your back hurts. Just contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport to set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care appointment so that all your back muscles and your spine’s supportive muscles get the attention they need via the treatment plan set just for you.