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Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of lower back pain and other musculoskelatal disorders.

Specific instructions are given by Dr. Luquette and/or our qualified health professionals with respect to proper exercise for your 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 while you're 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 on a personalized program tailored to your health goals and conditions!

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.

1.    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
2.    If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain
       centralizes or diminishes (Extension Biased)
3.    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 out come.

Consult with Dr. Luquette or a qualified health professional before beginning your exercise program.  The exercises on this page and/or other areas of our website are referenced as informational vs. instructional.   There are many individual and unique circumstances your healthcare professional will consider before recommending a wellness and/or exercise program for you.  If a patient has a history of heart problems, it is important they consult with their Primary Care Physician to be certain they can tolerate cardiovascular fitness activities.


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