Easley Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

January 31, 2023

As any Easley back pain patient understands, getting relief can be a challenge. Many have visited various healthcare providers with different treatments. But did you know that exercise could be just the right addition to your attempts at getting back pain relief? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) Namely, exercise can help ease back pain. Young Chiropractic presents some information about how this works.


Exercise has proven to be beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain in several ways. First, it strengthens the muscles in your core and lower back which support your spine and lessen strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate some of the pressure exerted on your spine and reduce the amount of back pain you experience due to bad posture or bad habits like slouching. Further, exercise helps boost flexibility in your joints; it increases blood circulation which helps support healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help lessen inflammation related to chronic back pain. (2,3) Young Chiropractic combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is important to be aware that when beginning an exercise program for Easley back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually increase intensity over time as your body adjusts. It’s also valuable to select low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises like running or jumping since these can put extra strain on your spine and irritate rather than help. Having said that, moderate aerobic exercise mixed with stretching and strengthening exercises has been shown to be effective in reducing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Easley back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Young Chiropractic as researchers note that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about suitable exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to manage chronic lower back pain. If performed correctly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Easley chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Easley chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief