Exercise is effective and helpful. Exercise
is integral to the chiropractic care plan for spine pain issues of types.
Exercise also allows the patient to take control of their pain relief. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Eugene patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Weak back muscles don’t allow fluid spinal motion in low
back pain patients. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? 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 doing a little exercise does a lot! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week reduced the
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also a
powerful factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. It is better not to smoke.) (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recommends
simple exercises you can do in just a few minutes
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 influencing
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will who you how to do them so you
can experience the best possible back pain relief.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is with you, our Eugene back pain patient, throughout
your healing process with as much support as you
Back school is another such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for handling chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other approaches. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses spinal
manipulation in the form of Cox Technic, a chiropractic evidence based system of spine care.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives
control back to the patient to take care of him/herself. (5)
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic attempts to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least diminish the chances of future occurrences. A
survey of patients who went to a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having gone to the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) Eugene chiropractic
patients at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a Eugene 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 might avoid its annoyance in the
future with exercise.