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Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

January 31, 2023

As any sufferer of Baton Rouge back pain understands, getting relief can be challenging. You may have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. 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, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) Namely, exercise can help reduce 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 alleviate some of the pressure placed on your spine and decrease the amount of back pain you experience due to poor posture or poor habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps promote healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help decrease inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 important to realize that when initiating an exercise program for Baton Rouge back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adapts. It is also important to select low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping since these can put additional strain on your spine and irritate rather than help. Having said that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven useful in decreasing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Baton Rouge back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers as researchers explain that chiropractors actively endorse (and participate in their own) physical activity by offering exercise information, asking patients about their physical activity level, and advising back pain patients about proper exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is a valuable way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If performed correctly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief