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Exercising

A fundamental choice to having a healthy mind, body, and soul.

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of lower back pain. If a chiropractic patient has a history of heart problems, it is important for the patient to consult with their Primary Care Physician to be certain they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness activities.

Specific instructions are given by the chiropractor with respect to proper exercise for the patient’s condition before beginning any exercises. Programs, in general, require a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed are recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.

Overall and when combined with chiropractic care, exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone, and promotes better circulation. Walking basically around the block at least once or twice a day is a convenient and popular activity. Also, many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The important point is to exercise!


Types of exercise for chiropractic care.
With respect to low back pain, there are many applicable exercises that are available for patients also, undergoing chiropractic care for lower back pain. One can classify the chiropractic patient into a flexion or extension biased category to determine the variety that is best for that patient.

Low Back

If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion Biased), exercises that promote low back pain such as pulling the knees to the chest, posterior pelvic tilts, bending forward from a sitting position and others are usually helpful.

Legs

If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain centralizes or diminishes (Extension Biased)

Trunk

Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (Trunk Muscles), hamstrings, adductors, and other overly short or tight postural muscles, as well as proprioceptive or balance promoting exercises also can result in a greater patient satisfying outcome.

Cornerstone Chiropractic Center in Portage, MI can be your answer to a better lifestyle! Call 269-383-2444 today.

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"Although I've been seeing chiropractors for years (my last one retired), I feel fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Lane. I'm pretty choosey about who my doctors are (chiropractic, dentist, medical) and only continue to see ones who provide high quality care. Dr. Lane is one of those people who is truly committed to your well-being, listens to your concerns, and provides guidance and explanations as he treats any chiropractic conditions that you may have. I also judge the quality of staff that a chiropractor, dentist, or physician has working for them. In this case, I have not met a better or more friendly staff in any office. I'm very pleased with the care and hospitality that I receive at Cornerstone Chiropractic Center!"

Craig

"I became a patient at Cornerstone Chiropractic about three months ago; up until then I had never been to a Chiropractor before. I had been experiencing headaches on a daily basis. I also had a lot of pain in my upper back, more than likely from years at a computer plus my bad posture. I tried different things to try and achieve some relief. I tried stretching, twisting, bending, yoga, massage, lots of Tylenol and nothing really seemed to help. When I finally had my first appointment I had a orthopedic exam performed and the results revealed that I had severe nervous system disturbances, especially in the cervical area of my spine. No wonder I was having so much discomfort and headaches. Within the first month of receiving specific chiropractic adjustments I actually felt better. I cannot tell you the last time I had a headache and my backaches are very rare. If I do feel some discomfort I make sure I get adjusted as soon as possible and I feel relieved almost instantly. As an added bonus I’ve noticed that I feel less tired and more energetic. Adding chiropractic to my lifestyle has been one of the best decisions I have made and I definitely plan to continue with chiropractic care. Thanks Dr. Brian!"

Kate

I simply lucked out when I found Dr. Lane The staff at Cornerstone Chiropractic Center are amazing and very well informed. I was in so much pain when I first visited Dr. Lane, and after 2 visits my pain decreased by 50%! After a few more visits I felt 20 years younger! Thank You! Thank You!

Jim Derento

I know there is so much controversy between chiropractic and medical care, but if it were not for chiropractic I would still be in pain. A car accident left me with constant back pain. I tried everything from painkillers to preparing to have surgery. I heard stories from my friends who had surgery and to this day wish they never had it. I decided to go to Dr. Lane before the surgery and I am so thankful that I did. My back pain is 95% gone and my life has changed because of Dr. Lane. Thank you so much!

Terra Lee

From the time I walked in the door I was impressed! I was seen promptly, and Dr. Lane was a true professional. When I was younger I was in a car accident and have been suffering with neck and back pain. Almost to the point that I couldn't get out of bed! After 6 treatments I started to see relief, and today it's like the accident never happened. I've been seeing Dr. Lane for about 2 years now and I am so excited about the future!

Matt Willow

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