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Effective Largo Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Hollstrom & Associates Inc personalizes the suitable back pain exercises for each Largo back pain sufferer visiting Hollstrom & Associates Inc to maximize back pain relief, boost the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and regain function. Hollstrom & Associates Inc also gives every effort to find exercises that are simple, effective in a variety of ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are many factors that impact their back pain status. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Largo chiropractor strives to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from a chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Variations can be found from a thorough examination which Hollstrom & Associates Inc does quite well. The exam discoveries help guide a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you will be treated like the individual you are at Hollstrom & Associates Inc!


Exercise is a common suggestion for back pain patients…and with good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published papers on the effectiveness 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 small for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc thinks our Largo chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is reportedly the top cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense in addition to 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 grow weak 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 getting on hands and knees, 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) Have a chat with Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 details 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 Largo chiropractic appointment soon. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

Largo Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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