Easley Chiropractic Plan for Pain Relief and Prevention with Exercise

April 20, 2021

“Must I exercise?”

“Yes, you should if you want to feel better faster and prevent pain,“ your Easley chiropractic replies.

“How much time do I have to spend exercising every day?”

“Not long, just effectively,” Young Chiropractic advises.

Exercise is not every Easley back pain or neck pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. Young Chiropractic understands. Exercise is also so vital to our back and neck pain patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our Easley chiropractic patients all along the way to get the most of the exercise effort so that it pays off in pain relief and prevention.


Neck pain sufferers understand how pain may reduce their ability to look around comfortably. Such neck pain patients were assessed as to their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test. They were then directed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine exercise session. 50% of them were then also treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine levels. Those who did the exercise program and received manual therapy did significantly better as far as range of motion, pain intensity reduction, and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another study found that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as contrasted with 15 or 60 seconds or no stretching. This permitted the best benefit to pain intensity reduction while diminishing any negative effects on neural function of the involved nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Young Chiropractic always emphasizes that the appropriate exercise done in the right way does not have to take long to be useful! Additionally, exercise lays some control in the hands of its sufferer since exercise can be done anytime.


Incorporating exercise training into the multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain does make sense. Such back pain affects so many people around the world and is a primary source of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back pain patient to self-management. Recently, researchers posed that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health issues in these back pain patients - were improved with choices like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga, and stabilization exercise. (3) Young Chiropractic agrees! Exercise is valuable on so many fronts.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment soon. Young Chiropractic answers the exercise questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes which may be in 30 second increments.” We are partners in your pain relief and prevention!

Young Chiropractic suggests exercise as a key part of the back pain and neck pain treatment plan for relief and prevention.