In general, a reasonable amount of exercise is recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.
Many studies have found that exercise is important in managing acute and chronic pain. This is because it was found that the strength of the abdominal muscles differentiated between those with or without low back pain.
The types of exercises that a patient should do vary between patients. This variation is due to different areas of concern each patient has.
For example, patients that feel the best when bending over should use exercises that promote low back flexion such as pulling the knees to the chest and posterior pelvic tilts.
In order to reduce lower back pain, it’s recommended to focus on strengthening the pelvic trunk muscles and stretching tight postural muscles such as hamstrings and adductors.
See a chiropractor at Yoon Family Chiropractic to determine which proper exercises are needed for your conditions!