Help for Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation and Quadratus Lumborum Strengthening Spinal Manipulation Endorsed for Back Pain…Chiropractors are Skilled The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2020 Report states that spinal manipulation is among the effective, non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments for low back pain relief that enhanced function and/or pain for over a month. (1) Yoga, exercise, psychotherapy, low-level laser therapy, massage, MBSR, acupuncture rounded out the list. The chiropractic profession encompasses back pain specialists who proficiently provide spinal manipulation. Chiropractic education concentrates on the treatment of spine pain and delivery of spinal manipulation. Many folks think of chiropractic for back pain relief. Twenty-two million Americans see chiropractors each year. 35% do so for back pain relief after sports and accident injuries, and muscle strains. Neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, and headache are other spine related problems people for which they visit chiropractors. (2) Fifteen percent of Australians see a chiropractor annually. (3) 4.5 million Canadians see a chiropractor each year. (4) Chiropractors like your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc are well-trained providers of spinal manipulation, prepared to help you, our Fort Wayne back pain patient. Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Rob Rudy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes 3 cases of sciatica he assisted using spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Strengthen the Quadratus Lumborum The quadratus lumborum – a quadrilateral-shaped muscle - is a paired muscle on the left and right side of the abdominal wall. It is a deep muscle and typically thought of as a back muscle as it stretches from the upper 4 lumbar vertebrae to the 12th rib. When contracted, the quadratus lumborum triggers lateral flexion of the lumbar spine and/or rise of the pelvis. (5) Various bridge-type exercises are being examined about the way in which they strengthen the quadratus lumborum’s 2 layers of muscle in order for it to best contribute to the motor control of the lumbar pain and prevent back pain. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you can talk about how your spine may benefit from such exercise at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for alleviating spinal manipulation and exercise protocols to strengthen your quadratus lumborum. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."