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Effective Nashua Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

November 07, 2023

Exercise and back pain: what a pair! Moriarty Chiropractic individualizes the suitable back pain exercises for each Nashua back pain sufferer visiting Moriarty Chiropractic to relieve pain best, bolster the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and reclaim function. Moriarty Chiropractic also gives every effort to find exercises that are simple, effective in numerous ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain situation. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be considered individually as your Nashua chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function differs from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Differences can be found from a thorough examination which Moriarty Chiropractic is quite good at! The exam discoveries help shape an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Moriarty Chiropractic!


Exercise is a regular prescription for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research 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 limited for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic thinks our Nashua chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the top cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense and lost productivity, are worth pursuing 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, but they are so important 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 Moriarty Chiropractic 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 describes 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment today. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Nashua Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog