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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any Burlington and Hamilton back pain patient understands, finding relief can be challenging. Many have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) In other words, exercise can help reduce back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has demonstrated itself beneficial for those who experience chronic back pain in several ways. First, it strengthens core and lower back muscles which support your spine and reduce strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate some of the pressure placed on your spine and reduce the amount of back pain you experience due to bad posture or bad habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it increases blood circulation which helps support healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help lower inflammation related to chronic back pain. (2,3) Spinal Care Clinic combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is important to realize that when initiating an exercise program for Burlington and Hamilton back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually increase intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to select low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping since these can place extra strain on your spine and make matters worse rather than better. Having said that, moderate aerobic exercise mixing strengthening and stretching exercises has been proven useful in decreasing lower back pain for many back pain sufferers with chronic conditions like back pain. Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients have a great exercise coach at Spinal Care Clinic as researchers explain that chiropractors actively endorse (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about proper exercises for their specific conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If done properly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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