If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from low back pain, you know how disabling it can be. Not being able to do the things you love because your back hurts is frustrating and can make you feel helpless. But did you know that there are exercises and specific types of chiropractic care that can help tremendously? In this blog post, we will discuss McKenzie Extension Exercises and how they can help improve your acute low back pain.

6 of the main reasons that cause low back pain include non-mechanical disease processes, heavy lifting, trauma to the spine, poor sitting posture, frequent bending forward, degenerative conditions.

McKenzie Extension Exercises are a type of exercise that can help improve your low back pain. These exercises are designed to put your spine in a position where it can heal itself, as well as get a bulging or herniated disc into a more optimal position, decreasing inflammation, pain, spams, get any pressure off the nerves, and improving the healing time. The McKenzie Method is a system of assessment and treatment that has been proven to be effective for acute low back pain.

Chiropractic care is another great option for treating acute low back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct imbalances in the spine and other joints of the body. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve range of motion, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain. I specialize in an advanced approach where I do Neuro-structural Testing to identify exactly what the root cause of the problem is in your spine (Hint: not always where the pain is) and work directly on the source, as well as prescribing corrective exercises for core strengthening and stabilizing and postural improvements. You can read more about acute and chronic low back pain here.

If you are suffering from acute low back pain, McKenzie Extension Exercises and chiropractic care may be right for you. These two modalities of care are safe, effective, and can help you get back to living your life pain-free.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today. We would be more than happy to help you get on the road to recovery!

BONUS: Check out this video I made about 5 exercises to do for core strengthening, great for chronic low back pain, but honestly anyone who wants to increase their core strength and stability!

Please note: If you have severe low back pain or if your pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as weakness, numbness, or tingling in the legs, please seek medical attention immediately as these could be signs of a serious condition. Exercises and chiropractic care may not be appropriate for everyone and should always be done under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. Please consult with your doctor before starting.