Effective Minster Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Minster Chiropractic Center personalizes the suitable back pain exercises for each Minster back pain sufferer visiting Minster Chiropractic Center to relieve pain best, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Minster Chiropractic Center also tries to find exercises that are easy, effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” movement!


Chronic low back pain patients are not created equally. There are many factors that contribute to their back pain status. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Minster chiropractor strives to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found from a thorough examination which Minster Chiropractic Center does quite well. The exam discoveries help create a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you will be treated like the individual you are at Minster Chiropractic Center!


Exercise is a regular suggestion for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research on the usefulness of exercise revealed that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its effect was limited for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center thinks our Minster chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any sort like this for a condition that is reportedly the leading cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense as well as lost productivity, are valuable to {{pursue with a little exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so essential for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening both the core and the multifidus. Start this by getting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Minster Chiropractic Center before beginning any exercise though to be sure it’s the right one for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Minster chiropractic appointment today. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Minster Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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