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Effective Montreal Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common suggestion with good reason. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic individualizes the most appropriate back pain exercises for each Montreal back pain sufferer visiting Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to maximize back pain relief, boost the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and regain function. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic also tries to find exercises that are simple, effective in multiple 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 situation. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Montreal chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found from a thorough examination which Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is quite good at! The exam discoveries help create a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Be confident that you will be treated like the individual you are at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!


Exercise is a common suggestion 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 effect was limited for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic believes our Montreal chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the foremost cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense and lost productivity, are valuable to {{seek 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 weaken with back pain yet are so essential 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 hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic before beginning any exercise though to be sure it’s appropriate 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 describes 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 Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. We’ll unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Montreal Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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