Georgetown Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

January 31, 2023

As any sufferer of Georgetown back pain understands, finding relief can be challenging. Many have visited various healthcare providers with different treatments. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) In other words, exercise can help ease back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has proven to be beneficial for those who suffer with chronic back pain in a multitude of ways. First, it strengthens the muscles in your core and lower back which support your spine and lessen strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help ease some of the pressure exerted on your spine and decrease the amount of back pain you experience due to bad posture or bad habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps boost flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps promote healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help lower inflammation related to chronic back pain. (2,3) Dr. Butwell combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is significant to note that when beginning an exercise program for Georgetown back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It’s also valuable to select low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping as these can put additional strain on your spine and irritate rather than help. Having said that, moderate aerobic exercise mixing strengthening and stretching exercises has been proven helpful in reducing lower back pain for many back pain sufferers with chronic conditions like back pain. Georgetown back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Dr. Butwell as researchers explain that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by offering exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about suitable exercises for their specific conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If done properly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Georgetown chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization with exercise.

Georgetown chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief