Georgetown Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

July 30, 2019

Paraspinal muscles? Where are those? These muscles support the spine. They support the spine and allow it to move. And their health matters. Their health is a factor in your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and want.  Dr. Butwell proposes exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and preserve the strength of these important paraspinal muscles in the control of Georgetown back pain and relief of back pain.


The spine’s paraspinal muscles are the action muscles of the spine. They surround your whole spine. They reposition your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles let you lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do what they do is connected to the health of their neighboring tissues. A new study recorded that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates is a part of chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are reported to depend on paraspinal muscle quality. Efforts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be beneficial. (1) Occasionally finding the right exercise for you is key.


Fatty infiltration of muscles affects Georgetown low back pain. Muscle weakness affects low back pain. Exercise is suggested. In another recent study, high-intensity exercise didn’t alter these two concerns for all participants. Nonethless, for those who did display improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement resulted. (2) At least most of us can exercise to develop our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts cannot! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still poor 2 to 4 years after their returning from space. Researchers reason that these changes added to the back pain astronauts have. (3) Georgetown doesn’t have many astronauts in its population, so Dr. Butwell will help you determine the proper form of exercise – be it high intensity or other type of exercise – for your optimal improvement of Georgetown back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes hand-in-hand with spinal manipulation treatment using gentle Cox® Technic to handle spine-related pain.

Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic appointment with Dr. Butwell today. Together, we’ll establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and come up with the precise exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s optimal alignment and movement.

Dr. Butwell describes the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Georgetown back pain relief.