Exercise is effective and helpful. Exercise
is integral to the chiropractic care plan for spine pain issues of types.
Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing
when they do their exercises. Dr. Gary Stefanick incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our New York patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Dr. Gary Stefanick
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! 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)
One article shares that doing a little exercise does a lot! Muscle strengthening activity performed just
two days a week lowers the odds of low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also an influential factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. It’s best not
to smoke.) (2) Dr. Gary Stefanick recommends
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own home if you like! You’ll notice
the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and dropping
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Dr. Gary Stefanick will share them with you so you
can attain the best possible back pain relief.
Dr. Gary Stefanick is with you, our New York back pain patient, throughout
your healing process with as much support as you
Back school is an extra 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 Dr. Gary Stefanick chooses to use.
The addition of back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the good outcomes of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Dr. Gary Stefanick tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least minimize future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who attended 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) New York chiropractic
patients at Dr. Gary Stefanick are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a New York chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey to
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a firm grasp of what caused
your pain and how you might avoid its aggravation in the
future with exercise.