Relieving Exercise for Eugene Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? Didn’t you hear me say my back (or neck) hurts?”

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hears you! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows your back hurts. Many Eugene chiropractic patients come for just that motivation: Eugene back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Eugene spinal stenosis or a Eugene disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible by our joint effort: Eugene chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain show decreased cross sectional area of the spinal extensor muscles and fat infiltration on MRI. What does that mean? There is a a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain bothers a patient. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks for such causes and has just the exercise to address the issue.


Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief continues for up to a half-year later. (3) This just shows that spinal manipulation is an essential component in Eugene pain relief treatment plans. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is good at setting these up for our Eugene chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with weak abs were cared for with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak ab muscles and stubborn low back pain who have been unsuccessful with conservative management. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can recommend you some individualized exercises that will do the trick before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were cared for with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients continued with these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise seems to be more effective in increasing daily activity in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some Eugene back pain sufferers crazy…with good reason! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a good option to try to reduce back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise helps. Aerobic exercise beginning one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more marked functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help decrease back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will help you discover the best exercise option for you!

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