Eugene Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

Paraspinal muscles? Where are they? These muscles support the spine. They support the spine and permit it to move. And their health counts. Their health is a factor in your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and desire.  Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recommends exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and maintain the strength of these critical paraspinal muscles in the control of Eugene back pain and relief of back pain.


The paraspinal muscles of the back are the action muscles of the spine. They surround your whole spine. They move your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles allow you to lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do what they do is linked to the health of their surrounding tissues. A new study recorded that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates is a part of chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are reported to depend on paraspinal muscle quality. Attempts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be positive. (1) Sometimes finding the right exercise for you is key.


Exercise is recommended to address two issues affecting Eugene low back pain: fatty infiltration of muscles and muscle weakness. In another new study, high-intensity exercise did not alter these two concerns for all participants. However, for those who did show improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement resulted. (2) At least most of us can exercise to help our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts cannot! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still weak 2 to 4 years after their space flight. Researchers speculate that these changes added to the back pain astronauts experience. (3) Eugene does not have many astronauts in its population, so Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will help you determine the proper form of exercise – be it high intensity or other such exercise – for your optimal improvement of Eugene back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes along with spinal manipulation treatment using gentle Cox® Technic to deal with spine-related pain.

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, we will determine the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and plan the precise exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s optimal alignment and movement.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic describes the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Eugene back pain relief.

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