Exercise for back
pain: a common suggestion with good reason.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn individualizes the most
appropriate back pain exercises for each Ashburn back pain
sufferer visiting Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector
spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
also gives every effort to find exercises that are easy,
effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” move!
INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE BASED ON YOUR
Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the
same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain
sufferer must be evaluated individually as your
Ashburn chiropractor strives to do. It’s a
known fact that back muscle function differs from a chronic
low back pain sufferer to another. Distinctions
can be found via a thorough examination which Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is
quite good at! The exam discoveries help shape
an individual treatment plan
with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are
an individual at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!
WHICH EXERCISE FOR WHICH MUSCLE?
Exercise is a frequent recommendation
for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body
and spine. A review of published papers on the usefulness
of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic
low back pain in comparison to no treatment, placebo, advice or
education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its impact was small
for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations
outcomes. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn thinks our Ashburn
chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of
any sort like this for a condition that is reported to be the leading cause of disability around
the world for the past three decades or so, costing much in
direct healthcare expense and lost productivity,
are worth seeking with some exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain.
ONE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE EXERCISE: BIRD DOG
Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow
weak with back pain yet are so essential
for stability. Bird-dog (aka quadruped
opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while
strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat
on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a
chat with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn before starting any exercise
though to be sure it’s the right one for you!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Martin Fleming on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain
following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment soon. We will unite back pain and
exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back
pain relief desire.