Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Exercise also allows the patient to take control of their pain relief. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows our Ottawa
chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what
they used to do.
Weak back muscles don’t allow fluid spinal motion in low
back pain patients. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows this isn’t good for
our Ottawa back pain patients! What makes these muscles weak? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
Researchers find that doing a little exercise does a lot! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week lowered the
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also a
powerful factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. Recommendation: Don’t smoke!) (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recommends
simple exercises you can do in just a few minutes
from the comfort of your own home if you like! You’ll notice
the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively affecting
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t tough; they’re just effective!
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider will share them with you so you
can feel the most possible back pain relief.
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is with you, our Ottawa back pain patient, during
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for handling chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other approaches. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider chooses to use.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to take care of him/herself. (5)
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider strives to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least curtail future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who went to a back school at a chiropractor’s office.
Back pain patients reported 95% satisfaction with taking time to attend, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time
to present it. (6) Ottawa chiropractic
patients at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider are some of the most spine-smart people around!
Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey toward
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not disturbing
you much in the future with exercise.