Effective Plainville Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Layden Chiropractic personalizes the proper back pain exercises for each Plainville back pain sufferer visiting Layden Chiropractic to relieve pain best, boost the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Layden Chiropractic also tries to find exercises that are simple, effective in numerous 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 considered individually as your Plainville chiropractor strives to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function differs from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Variations can be found via a thorough examination which Layden Chiropractic is quite good at! The exam discoveries help create an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Layden Chiropractic!


Exercise is a regular prescription for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published papers on the usefulness of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain in comparison 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) Layden Chiropractic thinks our Plainville chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is reportedly the foremost cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing a lot in direct healthcare expense and 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, but they are so valuable 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 all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel to the floor. Hold this for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Layden Chiropractic before starting 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 Plainville chiropractic appointment today. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a reasonable way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

Plainville Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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