Stretching to decrease back pain is a great combination with Chiropractic care.
Posted Jun 28 2010 4:22am
Exercise to decrease back pain is a four-step process: stretching, exercising, abdominal strengthening and chiropractic care. Stretching prepares you for the work of exercise, and is done first — before anything else — gently and gradually.
Stretching to decrease back pain does not depend on how you feel on a particular day. You may be tighter than usual on a particular day. This is not important — you should never try to stretch to where “you think you should be”. Just stretch, making sure to pay attention to what you’re doing. It’s easy to injure a muscle if you’re thinking about something else, or if you’re rushing, trying to squeeze in some stretching before dashing off to the gym.
Our office at Grant Chiropractic Health Center provide individualized exercise programs for our patients. Visit our website at www.southingtonchiropractor.com to see the exercise programs we advise.