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Effective Fort Wayne Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common recommendation with good reason. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc individualizes the suitable back pain exercises for each Fort Wayne back pain sufferer visiting Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to relieve pain best, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and reclaim function. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc also gives every effort to find exercises that are simple, effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are many factors that contribute to their back pain situation. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Fort Wayne chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Distinctions can be found via a thorough examination which Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does quite well. The exam discoveries help mold a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc!


Exercise is a common suggestion for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published papers on the usefulness of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its effect was limited for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc believes our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the leading cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense in addition to lost productivity, are worth seeking with some exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often weaken with back pain yet are so critical for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae and strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a chat with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc before starting any exercise though to be sure it’s the right one for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Fort Wayne Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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