No matter where you find yourself on the health spectrum, the body can always benefit from exercise. The older we grow, the more support our body needs to stay one step ahead of injury and degeneration. Exercise is a great way to strengthen parts of the body that are vital to keeping you upright and pain free as the wear and tear of life begins to edge in.
At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center, we use exercise to help people manage their pain, repair injuries and move forward stronger than before.
For lower back pain, there are a multitude of stretches and exercises that can reduce pain. We focus on developing the core muscles, including the abdominals and trunk muscles to take some of the burden off the lumbar region. Teaching the patient about the thoracic spine’s role in movement helps them to use their spinal mechanics properly, shifting more of the burden from the lower back.
Of course, the level and type of exercise we prescribe is dependent upon the person and their pain: we will never encourage you to stretch your body into a position that exacerbates pain or worsens the injury. For example, if you feel most comfortable in a flexion-biased position, we will focus on exercises that strengthen using this kind of movement. Depending on the stage of your injury, we introduce exercise gradually, increasing their intensity as you feel your body’s ability increasing.
Call our offices in New Jersey: in Ramsey at (201) 995-9900 and in Passaic at (973) 471-9585 to schedule an appointment today. When combined with chiropractic care, exercise can be a boon to all aspects of your life.
Dr. Moe Abtahi, D.C.