Back pain slows life. Back pain disables. Back pain eases
with exercise and care. 50% relief is a good outcome in the world of back pain relief be it with exercise or surgery or non-surgical care like chiropractic. In the non-surgical realm, combining non-surgical, chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care with Cox Technic and exercise even improves the odds for even more back pain relief. In this article, Chiropractic Care is sharing how exercise can really be of value to our Chicago chiropractic patients. Exercise is something our Chicago back pain patients can control; you can choose to exercise or not. Choosing to exercise just boosts your chance of short term and long term relief.
One research team states in their report that “The
most effective intervention [for back pain] is exercise, with higher benefits
in terms of pain and function.” (1)
That's a bold statement though hopeful for Chicago back pain sufferers. Experience of your Chicago chiropractor allows confidence that back pain relief is possible with a multi-prong approach to care
. Chiropractic Care offers chiropractic care
’s multi-prong approach of spinal manipulation
, physiological therapeutics and more. Chiropractic Care helps Chicago back pain sufferers regain some control
over their back pain by exercising.
Chiropractic Care will hear our Chicago patients say “Exercise takes so much time.” Some exercises take very little time. Some exercises have multiple
benefits. Learn those, and take less time to exercise. Take for example running
in place – any time, any place. It strengthens the abdominal muscles which
support the spine. (2) The erector spinae muscles in the spine are important in
supporting the spine, too. Ironically, though, the specific-targeting back extension
exercises don’t activate the upper lumbar erector spinae or the lumbosacral
erector spinae as well as simple running. (3) Chicago back pain
patients are in luck then. A little running is effective in multiple ways.
Now, Chiropractic Care knows that chronic non-specific low back
pain influences trunk and lower limb movement (like the knee joint). (4) Chiropractic Care therefore reminds our
Chicago low back pain patients to be careful when walking and/or
running but to keep moving.
If you doubt the good of exercise, consider that exercise
improves pain and function and relieves depression and anxiety related to back
pain. (1) Depression is a real issue when you have back pain. Due to pain or the
fear of pain, Chiropractic Care finds that our Chicago back pain
patients will sometimes avoid doing what they usually do like playing with the grandkids
or gardening or taking the dog for a walk. Researchers report that
exercise done properly helps heal the body and ease the mind!
One last note, especially if you are not an exercise buff,
is that even elite athletes like marathon runners get back pain. As a matter of
fact, half of runners in a half marathon reported back pain. These same runners,
though, report that running the marathon despite their pain improved their pain
(49%) rather than worsened it (27%). (5) Isn’t that inspiring?
Contact Chiropractic Care. Your Chicago
chiropractor isn’t going to insist that you become a marathon runner. Promise!
But Chiropractic Care will be encouraged to exercise: just walk or run (in place or a distance). Whatever exercise is recommended for you will
be for you and no one else! Exercise is one of the prongs in Chiropractic Care’s
Chicago chiropractic care treatment plan for you.