Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of low back pain.8
If a patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with not only the doctor of chiropractic but their primary care physician to be certain that they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness-promoting activities. Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient’s condition before beginning any exercise program.
In general, a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed is recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.
Many studies have reported the importance of exercises in managing acute and chronic low back pain20-23, strengthening the low back24, preventing and keeping back patients working25-27, and to improve quality of life26. The strength of the abdominal muscles was also found to be able to differentiate between those with vs. without chronic LBP28.
Overall and when combined with chiropractic care, aerobic exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone and promotes better circulation. Walking briskly around the block at least once or twice is a convenient and popular activity.
Also, many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The important point is to exercise!
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