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How to Move Your Way to Back Pain Relief

Bottom Line:

Movement is one of the best ways to recover from back pain. Plus it ensures your spine and joint health in the future!

In fact, scientific research has shown us that medications and rest are actually a few of the least effective ways to find relief! That is why most Medical Guidelines for low back pain actually are recommending movement based therapy like chiropractic care first!

Your body is designed to move, and often it's a lack of daily movement (or chronic postural changes) that

causes back pain to begin in the first place.

Why it Matters:

The right movements and exercises can help you recover more quickly and prevent future back pain

episodes. There are three different types of body movement: segmental, regional, and whole body. Segmental motion occurs between the individual joints of your body. Regional movement occurs in a body region such as your neck, mid-back, or low back. Whole-body movement is characterized by the actions we typically think of as exercise.

All three types are essential and work together to keep your spine and musculoskeletal system healthy

and functioning at its best.

Here’s a closer look:

Segmental Movement: Moving the individual joints of your body is what chiropractors are

specifically trained to do. Proper segmental movement can help reduce pain, improve your range

of motion, and influence your central nervous system.

Regional Movement: Dynamic stretching with regional range of motion exercises can reduce low

back stiffness.

Whole Body Exercise: daily exercise can help your brain and body feel better as well as improve

your rest and recovery at night.

Next Steps:

The foundation of all movement is segmental movement. If your joints aren't moving correctly, the rest of your body isn’t moving correctly or well. Moving may be the last thing you want to do if you're struggling with back pain, but research has repeatedly shown that movement and exercise are two of the best ways to find relief from back pain.

If you've dealt with back pain or currently suffer from it, call us today.

Dr. Ghessi will be happy to provide you with a complete movement assessment and personalized exercise

plan to help you get (and stay) well for years to come!

Science Source(s):

5 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. Harvard Health Publishing. 2016.


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