How Strength Training Can Help Reduce Back Pain

Do you lead an active lifestyle, but prefer running or cardio workouts over strength training?

Do you have lingering back pain that keeps you from doing activities you once enjoyed?

Most people think that strength training will only aggravate injuries, but did you know strength training exercises are a great way to stay fit generally, but also improve mobility, confidence and overall health, including back pain?

When done properly, strength exercises do exactly that – strengthen weak muscles in your legs, core, and back, which will give you more support over time and help reduce back pain.

Here are some other ways strength training can be beneficial:

  • Stronger heart: Strength training can burn the fat that surrounds your organ easier and more efficiently than simple cardio workouts. Burning that fat (visceral fat) can decrease stress on the heart and improve its capability to pump blood.
  • Better mental health: Exercise releases “feel good” hormones (dopamine) which act as a reward to your brain. Strength training in particular increases self-confidence, which is a great way to combat anxiety and depression.
  • Reduce risk of injury: Smaller, weaker muscles have a harder time maintaining coordination and balance. Strength training can improve joint pain, back pain, and mobility, and getting stronger now can prevent future injuries.

Come to a Specific Structural Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief

Did you know a trainer or weightlifting coach and specific correction chiropractic can work together to help you get the best results from your workouts?

If you injured your back, neck or any other part of your body in the gym, you have options when it comes to treatment.

Everything from over-the-counter medications, massage, foam rolling, and stretching. The list goes on and on. But why would you want to see a chiropractor, especially a specific correction chiropractor?

Personal trainers and weightlifting coaches want to make sure your muscles engage with the correct order and timing while performing a movement.

Our goal at Pivotal Chiropractic is to make sure there are no blockages in your nervous system as a result of an injury that would cause weakness in any extremities or affect the nerve communication in your body.

Not only do these blockages reduce this communication, but research shows blockages can cause other health problems as well. Secondary conditions like headaches, neck pain, back pain, numbness and tingling, sciatica and even digestive and breathing problems may result from blockages in the nervous system.

See a Chiropractor in Ann Arbor to Reach Your Strength Training Goals

Specific Correction Chiropractic care will help any active person whether it be the weekend warrior training for a 5k or the seasoned weightlifter performing at the competitive level.

As a Specific Structural Corrective Chiropractor, Dr. Gessert is dedicated to diagnosing and correcting the underlying cause of your condition. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.

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