Dont Complain! Do your Fort Wayne Lower Back Exercise! 01/28/2014“Aw, Doc! Do I have to? I don’t have time to exercise!” Amazing how we’ll hear this question from Fort Wayne back pain patients when we recommend exercise to cope with and manage low back pain and neck pain! Exercise is good for the whole body, and targeted exercise is essential for back pain and neck pain patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is only looking out for your spinal health! And it won’t take long. This recent study really drives home the importance of doing lower back exercises. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found that it highlights how the majority of evidence suggests that lower back pain is associated with decreased strength and endurance, atrophy (muscle loss), and excessive fatigability of the lumbar extensors. This set of researchers went on to emphasize that many studies even suggest that lumbar extensor deconditioning may be a common risk factor that can actually predict acute low back injury and low back pain. (1) So exercising the extensor muscles of the lower back is critical! Fortunately, it’s not hard. The lower back extensor muscles line the sides of the spinal column. Some researchers even call the fat change in these muscles when they deteriorate “back mice” as you can feel them along the lower spine. They’re like little round, fatty nodules. (2,3) These are mice you really don’t want around! So exercise them away. So if Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc could recommend one lumbar spine extensor muscle exercise that won’t take you long to do, it would be the low back strengthening exercise. Don’t do it without discussing it with your Fort Wayne chiropractor first!Whether you want to exercise or not, bring your lower back pain to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We’ll work together for your back pain relief. You may even come around to saying “Doc, please let me do some exercise. I don’t want back mice!” Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today.« View All Featured Exercises"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."