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I know there is so much controversy between chiropractic and medical care, but if it were not for chiropractic I would still be in pain. A car accident left me with constant lower back pain. I tried everything from painkillers to preparing to have surgery. I heard stories from my friends who had surgery and to this day wish they never had it. So I decided to go to a chiropractor before the surgery and I am so thankful that I did. My back pains are gone and I am living my life to the fullest and pain free.

Jeffrey Harris
 
Exercising Print E-mail

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of lower back pain. If a chiropractic patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with their Primary Care Physician to be certain they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness activities.

Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient’s condition before beginning any exercises. Programs, in general, require a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed and recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

Overall when combined with chiropractic care, exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone, and promotes better circulation. Walking around the block at least once or twice a day is a convenient and popular activity. Many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The important point is to get out there and do it!

Types of exercise for chiropractic care.

With respect to low back pain, there are many applicable exercises that are available for patients undergoing chiropractic care. One can classify the chiropractic patient into a flexion or extension biased category to determine the variety that is best for that patient.

1.    If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion Biased), exercises that
       promote low back pain such as pulling the knees to the chest, posterior
       pelvic tilts, bending forward from a sitting position and others are usually
       helpful.       
2.    If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain
       centralizes or diminishes (Extension Biased)
3.    Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (Trunk Muscles),
       hamstrings, adductors, and other overly short or tight postural muscles,
       as well as proprioceptive or balance promoting exercises also can result
       in a greater patient satisfying out come.

 
 





 
 
 
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