Pensacola Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any Pensacola back pain patient understands, getting relief can be a challenge. 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, links between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) To put it another way, exercise can help decrease back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has demonstrated to be beneficial for those who suffer with chronic back pain in a multitude of ways. First, it strengthens the muscles in your core and lower back which support your spine and lessen strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help ease some of the pressure exerted on your spine and lower the amount of back pain you experience due to poor posture or bad habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps advance healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help reduce inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 significant to note that when initiating an exercise program for Pensacola back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually raise the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to select low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping as these can place extra strain on your spine and aggravate rather than improve. Having said that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been shown to be effective in reducing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Pensacola back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center as researchers note that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, asking patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about proper exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If done properly, it could be just what you need to boost your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Pensacola chiropractic appointment to start your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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