Effective Groton Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office personalizes the proper back pain exercises for each Groton back pain sufferer visiting Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to relieve pain best, bolster the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and reclaim function. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office also tries to find exercises that are simple, effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” movement!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Groton chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Variations can be found via a thorough examination which Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is quite good at! The exam discoveries help create an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you will be treated like the individual you are at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office!


Exercise is a regular recommendation for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published papers 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 impact was limited for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office thinks our Groton chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the top cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense as well as lost productivity, are worth seeking 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 weaken with back pain yet are so valuable for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office before beginning any exercise though to be sure it’s appropriate 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 describes the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment now. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

Groton Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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