Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any sufferer of Baton Rouge back pain knows, getting relief can be a challenge. You may have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? 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) Namely, exercise can help reduce back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has proven itself beneficial for those who experience 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 bad posture or poor habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it enhances blood circulation which helps further healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help lessen inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Spine & Sports 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 valuable to be aware that when initiating an exercise program for Baton Rouge back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to choose low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping as these can put extra strain on your spine and aggravate rather than improve. With that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven useful in reducing lower back pain for many back pain sufferers with chronic conditions like back pain. Baton Rouge back pain patients have a great exercise coach at Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 counseling back pain patients about suitable exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is a valuable way to manage 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 start your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

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