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Exercise is Good for Back Pain Relief

Back pain slows life. Back pain disables. Back pain eases with exercise and care. 50% relief is a good outcome in the world of back pain relief be it with exercise or surgery or non-surgical care like chiropractic. In the non-surgical realm, combining non-surgical, chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic with Cox Technic and exercise even improves the odds for even more back pain relief. In this article, Spinal Care Clinic is sharing how exercise can really be of value to our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients. Exercise is something our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients can control; you can choose to exercise or not. Choosing to exercise just boosts your chance of short term and long term relief. 

One research team states in their report that “The most effective intervention [for back pain] is exercise, with higher benefits in terms of pain and function.” (1) That's a bold statement though hopeful for Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers. Experience of your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor allows confidence that back pain relief is possible with a multi-prong approach to care. Spinal Care Clinic offers chiropractic care’s multi-prong approach of spinal manipulation,exercisenutrition, physiological therapeutics and more. Spinal Care Clinic helps Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers regain some control over their back pain by exercising.

Spinal Care Clinic will hear our Burlington and Hamilton patients say “Exercise takes so much time.” Some exercises take very little time. Some exercises have multiple benefits. Learn those, and take less time to exercise. Take for example running in place – any time, any place. It strengthens the abdominal muscles which support the spine. (2) The erector spinae muscles in the spine are important in supporting the spine, too. Ironically, though, the specific-targeting back extension exercises don’t activate the upper lumbar erector spinae or the lumbosacral erector spinae as well as simple running. (3) Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients are in luck then. A little running is effective in multiple ways.

Now, Spinal Care Clinic knows that chronic non-specific low back pain influences trunk and lower limb movement (like the knee joint). (4) Spinal Care Clinic therefore reminds our Burlington and Hamilton low back pain patients to be careful when walking and/or running but to keep moving.

If you doubt the good of exercise, consider that exercise improves pain and function and relieves depression and anxiety related to back pain. (1) Depression is a real issue when you have back pain. Due to pain or the fear of pain, Spinal Care Clinic finds that our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients will sometimes avoid doing what they usually do like playing with the grandkids or gardening or taking the dog for a walk. Researchers report that exercise done properly helps heal the body and ease the mind!

One last note, especially if you are not an exercise buff, is that even elite athletes like marathon runners get back pain. As a matter of fact, half of runners in a half marathon reported back pain. These same runners, though, report that running the marathon despite their pain improved their pain (49%) rather than worsened it (27%). (5) Isn’t that inspiring?

Contact Spinal Care Clinic. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor isn’t going to insist that you become a marathon runner. Promise! But Spinal Care Clinic will be encouraged to exercise: just walk or run (in place or a distance). Whatever exercise is recommended for you will be for you and no one else! Exercise is one of the prongs in Spinal Care Clinic’s Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care treatment plan for you.

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