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Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

July 30, 2019

Paraspinal muscles? Where are those? These muscles align the spine. They support the spine and permit it to move. And their health matters. Their health contributes to your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and desire.  Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers proposes exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and maintain the strength of these important paraspinal muscles in the control of Baton Rouge back pain and relief of back pain.


The spine’s paraspinal muscles are the action muscles of the spine. They run up and down your whole spine. They reposition your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles let you lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do what they do is linked to the health of their neighboring tissues. A recent study recorded that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates is a part of chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are described as depending on paraspinal muscle quality. Efforts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be beneficial. (1) Sometimes finding the right exercise for you is key.


Exercise is recommended to address two issues affecting Baton Rouge low back pain: fatty infiltration of muscles and muscle weakness. In another new study, high-intensity exercise didn’t alter these two issues for all participants. Nonethless, for those who did display improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement resulted. (2) At least most of us can exercise to improve our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts can’t! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still weak 2 to 4 years after their space flight. Researchers reason that these changes added to the back pain astronauts experience. (3) Baton Rouge does not have many astronauts in its population, so Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will help you figure out the right form of exercise – be it high intensity or other type of exercise – for your optimal improvement of Baton Rouge back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes along with spinal manipulation treatment utilizing gentle Cox® Technic to manage spine-related pain.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Together, we’ll establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and plan the specific exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s best alignment and movement.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers explains the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Baton Rouge back pain relief.