Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Low Back Exercises Don’t Seem to Help my Pain …

Lower back exercises may or may not help in all cases. Most often we need a combination of things to get better. Exercises by themselves rarely do the trick.

Relieving nerve pressure is the real key. What we need to do this the quickest is chiropractic adjustments. Home therapies and medication may give us temporary relief.

The way that adjustments help the most is because they align the spine. This relieves nerve pressure and allows motion to be restored. This will then allow inflammation to dissipate.

So often I see patients who have been sent to physical therapy that get no help or sometimes get worse. You are essentially trying to exercise the problem away, which doesn’t usually work. We need to heal an area up before re-strengthening it.

This is especially true for acute patients where the injury was very recent. If your back pain is more chronic, meaning it’s been happening over a longer period of time, chances are the pain is not much from inflammation. Exercises at this stage will help. For acute pain cases you should start with therapies like electric stimulation and ice. Stretches and gentle chiropractic works well also. Exercise comes later on in care.

If you or someone you know has been suffering with back pain call our office to see if chiropractic may be the best solution for you.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression

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