No Exercise Often Increases Risk of More Fort Wayne Pain & Disease Progression09/24/2019Do something. Walk. Stretch. Move. Patients who suffer with pain benefit when they do something. A lack of exercise is a risk for worsening pain, both pain in the body and pain in the mind in the form of depression. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees many Fort Wayne back pain patients in pain who also deal with depression. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc also recognizes that when our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients do something, they improve in body and mind. NO EXERCISE INCREASES RISK OF STENOSIS PROGRESSION Spinal stenosis is a common diagnosis. It is the decrease of the spinal canal area due to degeneration. A new study reported that risk of spinal stenosis progression is higher for those with spondylolisthesis, experienced pain (in leg and/or back) when walking, and more severe stenosis. The lack of therapeutic exercise was also discovered to a risk factor for the progression of spinal stenosis. (1) Back pain sufferers like those with spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis need exercise! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps each of our chiropractic patients find what exercise fits them. EXERCISE IMPROVES FUNCTION Nonspecific low back pain sufferers enhanced their functional disability level more with stabilization and/or McKenzie exercises than with conventional exercise programs. (2) Note though that exercise helped, conventional or not! EXERCISE IMPROVES DEPRESSION For many back pain sufferers with specific or non-specific back pain, chronic or not, may well describe themselves as a little sad when their back pain sticks around longer than desired. It is not uncommon. Once more, exercise to the rescue! Another study showed that exercise (low dose or moderate-dose strength and conditioning) helped decrease depressive symptoms in adults with chronic low back pain. Blending exercise and manual therapy was a bonus! (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc incorporates as many beneficial approaches to back pain relief as possible to help our Fort Wayne back pain patients! The Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management is one of those approaches. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for your back pain relief. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does something to help. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers chiropractic spinal manipulation and exercise as feature of its treatment plan for back pain sufferers. We know that when our back pain sufferers do something - walk, stretch or move - they find themselves feeling better! « 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."