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Effective Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Spinal Care Clinic personalizes the most appropriate back pain exercises for each Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer visiting Spinal Care Clinic to maximize back pain relief, boost the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and regain function. Spinal Care Clinic also tries to find exercises that are easy, effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor always tries to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found via a thorough examination which Spinal Care Clinic does quite well. The exam discoveries help shape a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Spinal Care Clinic!


Exercise is a common suggestion for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research on the usefulness of exercise revealed 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 effect was limited for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Spinal Care Clinic thinks our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the foremost cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense as well as lost productivity, are valuable to {{pursue 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 the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold this for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a chat with Spinal Care 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.

Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment now. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

Burlington and Hamilton Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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