As any Augusta back pain patient understands, finding relief can be challenging. Many have visited various healthcare providers with different treatments. But did you know that exercise could be just the right addition to your attempts at getting back pain relief? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) Namely, exercise can help decrease back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares some information about how this works.
HOW EXERCISE HELPS WITH Augusta BACK PAIN RELIEF
Exercise has demonstrated to be beneficial for those who have chronic back pain in a multitude of ways. First, it strengthens the muscles in your core and lower back which support your spine and decrease strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate some of the pressure placed on your spine and decrease the amount of back pain you feel due to bad posture or bad habits like slouching. Further, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts 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) Lombardy Chiropractic 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 valuable to note that when initiating an exercise program for Augusta back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually raise the intensity over time as your body adapts. It’s also valuable to choose low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping as these can put extra strain on your spine and aggravate rather than improve. With that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven helpful in reducing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Augusta back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic as researchers write that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by offering exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about suitable exercises to help their conditions. (4)
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Exercise is a valuable way to manage chronic lower back pain. If done correctly, it could be just what you need to boost your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment to start your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.