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How to Move Your Way to Back Pain Relief


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Meta description: Movement is one of the best ways to find back pain relief. Discover the three types of movement you need to know about in our new blog.


Bottom Line:

Movement is medicine. One of the best ways to recover from back pain.


Activity modification may be necessary, but you are setting yourself up for failure if you just lie down and rest. Research has shown over and over again rest is actually one of the least effective ways to find relief!


Your body is designed to move, and often it's a lack of range of motion, lack of strength, or lack of control in your daily movement that lead to chronic postural changes or stresses that add up to back pain to begin in the first place.


Why it Matters:

You have the capacity for recovery without injections and pain medication and losing all your gains in the gym or on the trail. You just need the right movements and exercises to help you recover more quickly and prevent future back pain episodes.


There are three different types of body movement: segmental, regional, and whole body.


Segmental motion occurs between the individual joints of your body.


Regional movement occurs in a body region such as your neck, mid-back, or low back.


Whole-body movement is characterized by the actions we typically think of as exercise.


All three types are essential and work together to keep your spine and musculoskeletal system healthy and functioning at its best.


Here’s a closer look:

  • Segmental Movement: Moving the individual joints of your body is what chiropractors are specifically trained to do. Proper segmental movement can help reduce pain and improve your range of motion. This may be necessary, but it is a quick and dirty fix to a whole body approach.Don’t let someone sell you a load of shit that it is the only thing you need.

  • Regional Movement: Dynamic movement capacity above and below the region of pain with manual therapy can improve work tolerance and reduce low back pain and stiffness.

  • Whole Body Exercise: daily exercise can help your brain and body feel better as well as improve your rest and recovery at night. Working through an injury makes it even more important so make sure you see the right people to help you develop a plan specific for YOUR PERSONAL MUSCULOSKELETAL STORY. You deserve to have the right plan in place.


Next Steps:

The foundation of all movement is afferent input from your surroundings.


If your tissues or joints aren't moving correctly, the nervous system is getting bad or incomplete information to maximize your movement potential and move correctly. This can lead to overload of the system and result in an injury or lead to abnormal movement after recovering from injury.


Moving may be the last thing you want to do if you're struggling with back pain, but research has repeatedly shown that movement and exercise are two of the best ways to find relief from back pain.


I solve difficult movement based problems everyday. I help people identify, solve, and institute a recovery plan in place. This is what I am world class at doing. If you or someone you know is dealing with back pain give me a call.


I will be happy to provide you with a complete movement assessment and customized exercise plan to help you get back to the things you love with the people you love.

Science Source(s):

5 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. Harvard Health Publishing. 2016.

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