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Exercises For Back Pain Versus Surgery
Of the 80% of American adults reporting upper back pain and lower back pain, the majority cite the immense difficulty of finding effective long-term treatments. Respondents averaged 5-6 different kinds of treatments, including surgery and prescription medicines. Doctors frequently recommend treating disc degeneration with lumbar spinal fusion surgery, an invasive procedure designed to control your spine’s movement by strategically closing gaps between vertebral segments. Prescription medicines come with a variety of side effects, sometimes adding to your overall health problems.
However, it is possible to achieve back pain relief through a combination of consistent exercise and hands-on therapy in the form of a chiropractic adjustment.
How Chiropractic Adjustment Can Help
Chiropractic care involves a variety of hands-on therapeutic techniques. The first category is chiropractic adjustment - specific joint manipulations to provide back pain relief. The second set of techniques is less specific and slower, meant to mobilize the bones, muscles, and joints so that your spinal vertebrae work in tandem once more. Dr. Olson also offers chiropractic health aids through his online catalogs to support your exercises for back pain.
What You Can Do At Home
Exercises for Back Pain include stretching. Stretching regularly is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective ways to protect your spinal health. Upon rising, start your morning with a quick series of stretches to loosen up any bodily stiffness. Continue interspersing regular stretch breaks into your day, especially if you work at a desk for long hours. You can stretch sitting or standing, and in addition to back pain relief, you should note increased energy and mental clarity.
Try the ‘Leaf’ position. Sit up comfortably and let your arms hang down by your sides. Now, move your arms behind you, with your palms facing the floor and your fingers pointing straight backwards. Now, tuck your chin in and hold it, then squeeze your shoulder blades together. Enjoy the stretch for a few seconds, and relax.
If you have time, also plan in a brisk walk, 20 minutes or more a day. Even a quick walk around the block stands to provide back pain relief.