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Before seeing Dr. Pascoe I suffered from intense low back pain for years. I was told that I couldn't have surgery due to some of the medications I was on. I was given pain killers to numb the pain, and to be honest they didn't offer me much relief. I was told to learn to live with the pain. I have been to several chiropractors before, but the style of adjusting Dr. Pascoe does is unique to anything I have ever experienced. I finally felt relief, and am no longer in need of my pain meds. I feel better each visit! I look forward to getting adjusted. Not only is my back pain gone, I am sleeping better at night and waking rested! Thank you Dr. Pascoe!

Larry N.
 
Exercising Print E-mail

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of lower back pain. If a chiropractic patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with their Primary Care Doctor to be certain they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness activities.

Yoga is another great exercise to help stretch and strengthen the entire body!  Yoga will help increase circulation, improve muscle tone, and create a sence of wellbeing within the individual practicing.

Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient’s condition before beginning any exercises. Programs, in general, require a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed are recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

Overall and when combined with chiropractic care, exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone, and promotes better circulation. Walking basically around the block at least once or twice a day is a convenient and popular activity. Also, many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The important point-movement! 

Types of exercise for chiropractic care.

With respect to low back pain, there are many applicable exercises that are available for patients also, undergoing chiropractic care for lower back pain. One can classify the chiropractic patient into a flexion or extension biased category to determine the variety that is best for that patient.

1.    If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion Biased), exercises that
       promote low back pain such as pulling the knees to the chest, posterior
       pelvic tilts, bending forward from a sitting position and others are usually
       helpful.       
2.    If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain
       centralizes or diminishes (Extension Biased)
3.    Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (Trunk Muscles),
       hamstrings, adductors, and other overly short or tight postural muscles,
       as well as proprioceptive or balance promoting exercises also can result
       in a greater patient satisfying outcome.

 
 





 
 
 
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