Southern New Hampshire Back Pain with Hip Pain Helped with Exercise

October 22, 2019

Have you heard? Exercise is good. New Hampshire Spine and Sport bets you have! Whether we like it or not, we all need to exercise, move, and get our blood flowing! Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients are encouraged to do some type of exercise as part of their overall treatment plan for hip pain in addition to any related Southern New Hampshire back pain with good reason.  It is beneficial!


Since New Hampshire Spine and Sport cares for a lot of musculoskeletal pain like back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain, new research was quite interesting! It reported the suggestion and benefit of exercise for many specific conditions. A list of exercises for different diseases – musculoskeletal system diseases like low back pain, hip fracture, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis – described the preventive and rehabilitative effects for each as well as the proper intensity and frequency. (1) Patients with knee osteoarthritis benefitted from isolated hip and leg strengthening exercises with improvement of their knee pain, function and quality of life. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport invites patients with knee, back and hip pain to our chiropractic practice.


Hip pain issues happen singularly. Hip pain issues may arise along with low back issues like spinal stenosis. Hips xrays alone are not reliable. MRIs are more dependable for confirming diagnosis. Hip pain may mimic lumbar spinal stenosis. (3) What New Hampshire Spine and Sport carefully examines for are non-spine related issues like avascular necrosis of the hip and hip fractures so that those may be co-managed as well. New Hampshire Spine and Sport makes sure our patients receive the care they need!


Patients who have non-specific mechanical low back pain walk differently due to unique pelvic, hip and knee movements. They also are less able to extend their hip flexors and abductor muscles. (4) Researchers further explained that low back pain affected muscles of the lumbopelvic area. It is a big deal for back pain sufferers. Alterations in hip muscles may stem from alterations in the cross-sectional area and volume of muscle. Why is this of value? Developing an exercise program to increase hip muscle function is vital. (5) Surgeons are even finding value in having patients who decide to have back surgery do “prehabilitation” exercises before back surgery as it helped improve range of motion, leg pain intensity, lumbar spine extensor muscle endurance and walking capacity…with no adverse side effects. (6) New Hampshire Spine and Sport has treatment programs of exercise combined with evidence based spinal manipulation and nutrition to prevent back surgery when possible as well as56 pre-habilitate and rehabilitate Southern New Hampshire back pain patients!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the use of Cox® Technic flexion distraction to reduce the pain of lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment for your back pain and hip pain. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan will surely involve some of that exercise you’ve heard is good! Don’t worry. We’ll work together to ensure the exercise is good for you.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport may suggest exercise for hip pain relief along with other chiropractic care options.