A chiropractor seeks to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics, and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractors: fundamental beliefs and goals
A chiropractor focuses on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
- Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system
- For many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical treatments to treat patients with certain types of:
- Lower back pain and/or leg pain (sciatica)
- Neck pain
- Repetitive strains
- Sports injuries
- Car accident injuries
- Arthritic pain
When appropriate, chiropractors refer patients to medical doctors or other health practitioners for treatment of lower back pain. Many chiropractors have a local referral network or work together with other spine specialists in a multi-disciplinary or multi-specialty spine clinic.
Exercise and chiropractic therapy for low back pain
Chiropractors say that cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of low back pain.
If a patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with not only the doctor of chiropractic but their primary care physician to be certain that they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness-promoting activities. Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient’s condition before beginning any exercise program.
In general, a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed is recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.
Many studies have reported the importance of exercises in managing acute and chronic low back pain, strengthening the low back, preventing and keeping back patients working, and improving quality of life. The strength of the abdominal muscles was also found to be able to differentiate between those with vs. without chronic LBP.
Overall and when combined with chiropractic care, aerobic exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone, and promotes better circulation. Walking briskly around the block at least once or twice is a convenient and popular activity.
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