Eugene Chiropractic Incorporates Simple Exercise for Back Pain Relief

So simple: exercise. For a person who has never exercised or leads a sedentary life, it might be so simple. But for a person with back pain, simple exercise can do so much. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would never push our Eugene back pain patients to prep for a marathon, but Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic kindly promotes taking a walk to the corner or out to the mailbox! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic promotes simple exercise to our Eugene back pain patients as part of the comprehensive Eugene chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief.


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands that exercise (along with spinal manipulation!) contributes to the rehabilitation program of patients who have gone through Eugene back surgery. In one report, a patient with leg pain after back surgery showed 89% improvement at a three month follow-up after receiving spinal manipulation and exercise care. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses exercise and spinal manipulation through the Cox® Technic system to relieve Eugene back pain in sufferers after surgery and to prevent back surgery by reducing the back pain symptom generators.


Exercise is a possible treatment for Eugene low back pain, obesity and inflammation symptomatology. How? Adipose, fatty tissue releases numerous types of cytokines - pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory – which enhance the inflammatory response of C-reactive protein which is linked to musculoskeletal pain perception in back pain sufferers. What does this mean? Overweight patients tend to feel more pain. One particular inflammation marker, prostaglandin E2, causes fever and the sensation of pain and inflammation related to low back pain.  Exercise steps in to control these issues. (2) Bottomline: Eugene back pain patients would do well to exercise, move, be active, to the level they can. Start small. Simple stabilization exercises increased function, prevented fatigue and improved transverse abdominis contraction in herniated disc back pain patients. (3)  Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recommends just taking a walk to the end of the driveway or corner then increasing the distance a bit each trip. Running races isn’t required! Eugene back pain patients see the change!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Kirsch on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares a patient whose goal was to just walk, period, and how his care helped her meet and exceed that goal with Cox Technic.

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today for Eugene back pain relief. The Eugene chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief encourages simple, as simple as taking that first walk to the front door of Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic’s office!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages simple exercise as part of the Eugene chiropractic back pain relief plan. 
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