Back pain - nonspecific or chronic or subacute – can be
helped with exercise. Our Fort Wayne back pain patients
realize from day 1 that they can move, they can exercise safely. We show
how to do easy, effective ones that will allow you some control over your condition.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is your Fort Wayne exercise coach as well as your
chiropractor who delivers spinal manipulation: the best of both realms!
EXERCISE EFFICACY FOR LOW BACK PAIN
Low back pain patients get results with
therapeutic exercise in strengthening trunk muscles and increasing
spine stability. There is a variety of exercise options obtainable
from core stabilization and strengthening to motor control exercises and muscle
strengthening. In a study of subacute nonspecific low back pain
sufferers, core stabilization exercises showed that they were
better than stabilization exercises regarding proprioception,
balance, muscle (transverse abdoiminis, lumbar multifidus) thickness, decreasing
patients’ fear of movement, and functional disability. (1) Another study reported
core stabilization exercise to reduce pain, enhance
function, and boost core strength in nonspecific low back pain
patients. (2) Spine stabilization exercises and flexion exercises done24
daily equally helped multifidus muscle
thickness in patients with chronic low back pain and spondylolisthesis. (3) Advice: Choose
one that you like to do (after we discuss it!)! Your back pain will thank you.
EXERCISE FOR NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN
Regardless of a diagnosis of non-specific low
back pain that may frustrate you (We all want to know what causes our pain!), exercise offers hope of its
management. A new study found that exercise
training in-person and via multimedia/video were effective in
training back pain patients to appropriately perform
the more complex motor control exercises. (4) Core exercises along with hip muscle strengthening effectively improved
physical activity and function for nonspecific low back pain patients. (5) Fort Wayne
back pain patients desiring some pain relief are encouraged
to exercise as part of an
overall chiropractic treatment plan.
EXERCISE WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Combining efforts offers additional hope for back pain patients regardless of diagnosis.
One case report of a 24-year-old patient with a recurrent disc herniation and
pain after back surgery laminectomy described that flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with rehabilitative exercise
(in this case: bird dog and core stabilization) got relief and recovery.
(6) In caring for back pain in patients who have undergone
back surgery (laminectomy, fusion, discectomy) like the patient described
above did, clinicians using spinal
manipulation tend toward using gentler non-manual-thrust
spinal manipulation while chiropractors leaned toward using
manual thrust. Spinal manipulation was applied less than 12 months after back surgery in 66% of cases in this study. Treating healthcare
providers delivered spinal manipulation with 85% of
patients who experienced persistent back pain after spine surgery. (7) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic carefully
examines and decides the gentlest treatment technique for
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he describes how the many spine care options may
be overwhelming as well as the
benefit of the gentle care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management that eases back pain.
Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment soon. Whatever the back pain source
or condition, bring it to Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. We’ll find a path