No Exercise Often Increases Risk of More Georgetown Pain & Disease Progression

September 24, 2019

Do something. Walk. Stretch. Move. Patients who suffer with pain benefit when they do something. No exercising is a risk for deteriorating pain, both pain in the body and pain in the mind in the form of depression. Dr. Butwell takes care of many Georgetown back pain patients in pain who also deal with depression. Dr. Butwell also understands that when our Georgetown chiropractic patients do something, they get better in body and mind.


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 greater for those who had spondylolisthesis, had pain (in leg and/or back) when walking, and more severe stenosis. The lack of therapeutic exercise was also found to a risk factor for the progression of spinal stenosis. (1) Back pain sufferers like those with spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis benefit from exercise! Dr. Butwell helps each of our chiropractic patients find what exercise is right for them.


Nonspecific low back pain sufferers improved their functional disability status more with stabilization and/or McKenzie exercises than with conventional exercise programs. (2) Note though that exercise helped, conventional or not!


For many back pain sufferers with specific or non-specific back pain, chronic or not, may well find themselves a little down when their back pain hangs around a while. It is not unusual. Again, exercise helps! Another study showed that exercise (low dose or moderate-dose strength and conditioning) helped decrease depressive symptoms in adults with chronic low back pain. Combining exercise and manual therapy was a plus! (3) Dr. Butwell brings in as many beneficial approaches to back pain relief as possible to help our Georgetown back pain patients! The Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management is one of those approaches.

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Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic visit for relief of your back pain. Dr. Butwell does something to help. Dr. Butwell 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!

Dr. Butwell recommends back pain patients to do something to exercise. Doing nothing raises the risk of worse pain and disease progression.