November 29, 2016

“Exercise Induced Hypoalgesia”

[hypo (lessened) + algesic (painful sensation)]

It’s pain relief. When you are in pain, you want pain relief. Physical exercise provides pain relief. (1) Young Chiropractic often integrates exercise into our Easley chiropractic patients’ treatment plans. Why? Because exercise works. Exercise is beneficial in so many ways. Here, Young Chiropractic attempts to share how exercise benefits pain relief.

Physical exercise as simple as treadmill running or swimming truly improves a person’s reaction to painful stimuli, even stimuli that isn’t painful as in allodynia. Physical exercise dramatically changes the levels of inflammatory cytokines, neurotrophins, neurotransmitters and other elements of the nervous system like the dorsal root ganglia and dorsal horn in the spine to reduce pain. (1) Young Chiropractic favors any approach that leads to reduction of low back pain in conjunction with our spinal manipulation treatment with Cox Technic.

Exercise and manipulation are helpful ways to cope with low back pain as evidenced by all of the research documentation they both receive. Manipulation plus stabilizing exercise is more effective for pain reduction and disability than a physician consultation alone. (2) Exercise as one element of a non-invasive and non-drug physical and psychological treatment approach along with yoga, information, spinal manipulation and acupuncture to low back pain reduction is cost effective and pain relief effective. (3) Stabilization exercise reduces pain and disability like manual therapy does for low back pain. (4) Easley chiropractic patients and Easley low back pain sufferers benefit when low back pain relief care combines the two in some way.

Exercise is certainly of value when dealing with low back pain. It enhances calming of the nervous system when painful stimuli are distressing it, it numbs some the pain of the pain-inducing stimuli, it’s hypoalgesic. Contact Young Chiropractic to set a Easley chiropractic treatment plan to reduce your low back pain experience with a multipronged approach including exercise, nutrition, spinal manipulation and other chiropractic care.