Exercise is effective and helpful. Exercise is integral to the chiropractic care plan for spine pain issues of types. Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing when they do their exercises. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows our Augusta chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what they used to do.
Weak back muscles don’t allow fluid spinal motion in low back pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic doesn’t consider this helpful at all! What makes these muscles weak? Fat. With back pain comes more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that there is big payoff for doing a little exercise! Patients who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week lowered the risk for low back pain. (And this article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also a powerful factor in your risk of getting back pain. Recommendation: Don’t smoke!) (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic presents simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time from the comfort of your own home if you like! They’ll make a big impact. You’ll see!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively affecting the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and dropping your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do work. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will share them with you so you can attain the best possible back pain relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is with you, our Augusta back pain patient, through your healing process with as much support as you need.
Back school is another such support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for working with chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal manipulation that Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic chooses to use.
The chiropractic treatment plan is enhanced when back school is included in the overall back pain rehabilitation plan. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic tries to educate our back pain patients as to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at least curtail future occurrences. A survey of patients who attended a back school in a chiropractor’s office showed 95% satisfaction with having attended the course and 100% support of the doctor’s providing it. (6) Augusta chiropractic patients at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment today. It’s the first step on the way to back pain relief and its prevention. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not upsetting you much in the future with exercise.