The relationship between exercise and chiropractic care is a multifaceted one, with each playing a crucial role in promoting overall well-being. Here is an exploration of how these elements re interconnected.

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercises combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of low back pain.

When combined with chiropractic care, aerobic may help promote proper digestion, keep the muscles in proper tone, and promote better circulation. Walking briskly around the block at least once or twice is a convenient and popular activity.

In general, a reasonable amount of exercise that is performed daily and utilizes activities that are enjoyed is recommended for patients undergoing chiropractic treatment.


Most people are already aware of the many benefits that come with regular exercise. Working out keeps your body in better condition overall. It tightens and tones muscles, burns fat, and improves range of motion and flexibility. Exercise can also help reduce the risk of conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other significant health problems. It also promotes weight loss, which means less pressure on your spine and joints, so joint pain is decreased as overall health is boosted.

Many studies have reported the importance of exercises in managing acute and chronic low back pain, strengthening the low back, preventing, and keeping back patients working, and to improve quality of life.

Also, many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The key point is to exercise!

Muscular Support:  Regular exercise helps to strengthen the muscles that support the spine and joints. Strong core muscles, in particular, can provide better support to the spine and reduce the risk of back pain.

Flexibility and Range of Motion: Exercise, especially activities that focus on flexibility and range of motion, can enhance joint function. Improved joint flexibility can contribute to better spinal health and may complement chiropractic adjustments.

Posture Improvement: Certain exercises can help improve posture, reducing the strain on the spine and decreasing the likelihood of musculoskeletal problems that might require chiropractic care.

There are many applicable back exercises that are available for patients also undergoing chiropractic care for lower back. One can classify the chiropractic patient into a flexion or extension biased category to determine the variety that is best for that patient.

For example:

  • If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion biased), exercises that promote low back flexion such as pulling the knees to the chest, posterior pelvic tilts, bending forward from a sitting position and others are usually helpful.
  • If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg centralizes or diminishes (extension biased), prone press-up type exercises usually yield the best results.


The benefits of exercise may be known everywhere, but the benefits of chiropractic are not what we would call common knowledge. For starters, chiropractic can help provide much-needed pain relief. Chiropractors will return your spine to proper alignment, which often reduces pain in the back, neck, hips, and joints along with other locations throughout the body. Chiropractic has also been known to help reduce headaches and migraines while boosting the immune system and increasing energy. If you maintain regular chiropractic adjustments, you too can enjoy an overall sense of improved health and well-being.

As with any chiropractic treatment, it is important for chiropractors to perform a focused re-evaluation of an exercise program following its initial therapeutic trial to determine its effectiveness. Using spinal range of motion as a measurement of the effectiveness of exercise is just one way in which chiropractors can make such determinations.


Both exercise and chiropractic care are maintenance routines. You may feel better after doing it just once, but that is not enough. When you combine the two, you get the best of both! You may find yourself relieved of pain that has been plaguing you for years while also noticing improved stability and strength. Exercise lowers the risk of certain diseases while chiropractic boosts the immune system, meaning your body will become healthier overall.


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