Back Pain Imaging and Exercise

Spinal imaging shows us much about a Fort Wayne back pain and leg pain sufferers’ condition. Imaging must be carefully considered, of course, for what it reveals in addition to how various imaging methods contrast with others. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic appreciates all the input you can bring with you, the Fort Wayne back pain patient, as well as your imaging and exam findings to personalize your Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for pain relief.


Disc herniation and leg and/or back pain tend to come together, too, but so much more may be involved: disc degeneration, ruptured annulus fibrosus, irritated and compressed nerve roots and cauda equina from the herniation itself. A newer study traced the effects of exercise on a disc herniation’s neuromechanical compression, its inflammatory chemical stimulation, and its autoimmune response. (1) Imaging demonstrates nice pictures of the disc herniation…that Aaron Chiropractic Clinic correlates with your symptoms!


Back pain and imaging tend to go together. When someone has back pain, xrays, MRIs, and CTs come to mind. Just what do these display? A study analyzed images of back pain patients to asymptomatic persons. MR imaging of those with back pain revealed that various measurements differed: anteroposterior diameter dimensions of the vertebral canal varied, transverse diameter was smaller, and thecal sac area was less. (2) Caution is necessary to compare neuroforaminal measurements from CT scans and plain film as a study found that in patients without back pain plain film measurements were bigger compared to those on CT. (3) Another imaging finding your Fort Wayne chiropractor is quite aware of is termed Modic change. It’s another imaging finding that is quite revealing in that Modic change (mainly type II) is related with abdominal aortic calcification via a lower blood supply or even poorer systemic vascularization because of atherosclerotic disease. (4) It’s another insight we can use to determine what’s going on in your spine. Finally, a spinal imaging finding that is quite common in back pain patients is fatty infiltration of the paraspinal muscles, more so in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. (5) We check the MRI images for that though it’s hard to not see! Another good reason to start a good spinal exercise program!


Exercise may be quite effective in managing the lumbar disc herniation which is why Aaron Chiropractic Clinic incorporates some simple lumbar spine exercises to begin on day one. We encourage our back pain patients to continue performing these simple exercises and are happy to support anyone who wants to do more...after we talk!

CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a case of degenerative spondylolisthesis that responded well to treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now to see us! Whether you have spinal imaging currently or need it, your Fort Wayne chiropractor can assist in making sense of its significance to your journey to back pain relief.

Back Pain Imaging and Exercise 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."