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Effective Augusta Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

November 07, 2023

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic personalizes the proper back pain exercises for each Augusta back pain sufferer visiting Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic also tries to find exercises that are simple, effective in numerous ways like the “bird dog” movement!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are many factors that impact their back pain status. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Augusta chiropractor strives to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function differs from a chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found from a thorough examination which Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic does quite well. The exam discoveries help mold a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you will be treated like the individual you are at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic!


Exercise is a regular recommendation for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research on the effectiveness of exercise revealed that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its impact was limited for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic thinks our Augusta chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any sort like this for a condition that is said to be the foremost cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense in addition to lost productivity, are valuable to seek 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 essential 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 getting on all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Lombardy Chiropractic 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 describes the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Augusta Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog