February 2024 Healthy News from Young Chiropractic Heart and Spine Benefit from Exercise and Sacroiliac Pain Benefits from Treatment

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There is debate about whether the sacroiliac joint causes pain, be we won’t go deep into that, but our Easley back and leg pain sufferers may experience pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative world, an analysis of how manual therapy might reduce and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain reported that manual therapy – though just which technique of manual therapy is superior was not clear in all the studies they read – statistically significantly improved disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There is always room for more research! Another study contrasted the impact of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All of the groups were shown to have had a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers concluded that manual therapy was effective over the long term for sacroiliac joint pain decrease and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment raised the effectiveness. (5) If we discover through our examination that sacroiliac pain is of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s consider Easley chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and [possibly even|maybe]70] a little exercise to address it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates exercise.

picture of Easley back pain and heart health benefit from exercise, even 1 session


Exercise is admired for its benefit for heart health, benefit which emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are discussing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They tested this and found that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like reducing the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) cheaply and easily. (6) We know that our exercise-adverse Easley chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s a first step! And more advantages of exercise for low back pain sufferers are detailed. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Are you ready to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Young Chiropractic is honored to be your Easley chiropractic partner in this project. See you soon!

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