Effective Fort Wayne Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common suggestion with good reason. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic individualizes the proper back pain exercises for each Fort Wayne back pain sufferer visiting Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and regain function. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic also gives every effort to find exercises that are easy, effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” movement!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain situation. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Fort Wayne chiropractor always tries to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function differs from a chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Variations can be found via a thorough examination which Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is quite good at! The exam discoveries help mold a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic!


Exercise is a frequent recommendation for back pain patients…and with good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research on the effectiveness 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 enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic thinks our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients would be in agreement that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is reported to be the leading cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense in addition to 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


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so important for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening both the core and the multifidus. Start this by starting on all fours: knees and hands, 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. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a chat with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic before beginning any exercise though to be sure it’s appropriate for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Fort Wayne Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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