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Can stretching alleviate your spinal pain?

I am a 38 year old male. I want to know can stretching alleviate your spinal pain?

11 Answers

It depends. Sometimes.
Depending in what is causing your spinal pain, yes. If it is because of tight muscles, then yes, If there are other problems causing pain in your spine, like cancer, then stretching may or may not alleviate it. If you are having spine pain, please seek a qualified health care professional who will take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination before treating. A chiropractor is a good place to start.
Absolutely! Specific core exercises along with yoga or tia chi is great, but you still need to get adjusted for many reasons. Not just to eliminate spinal pain.
Stretching can help the surrounding muscles of the spine. It’s certainly possible to help with some spinal pain but most likely you would need some additional therapy. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are perfectly suited for back pain. The paraspinal muscles are deep between the vertebrae and stretching does not really get to those muscles directly.
Most certainly stretching can alleviate pain in the spine. On your next visit with your chiropractor, let him know you are interested in using stretching to help in between care.
Stretching can be very helpful in alleviating spinal pain, especially if the origin of pain is more muscular in nature. Manipulation and stretching is usually more effective than stretching alone. Try Chiropractic.
Take care and be well.

Dr. Eric Miller
I recommend stretching in each direction every day! However, typically, stretching alone will not permanently relieve spinal pain. It would be ideal to find a chiropractor who can do an exam and perform any necessary treatment to the CAUSE of the pain. The cause could be bone related, muscle, nerve, fascial, visceral, and more. It is important to get your spine checked by a chiropractor to make sure nothing more serious is going on.
It depends on the cause of the pain but in many cases yes, stretching will help if you do the right stretch. You need to consult a trained professional to assess which muscles are over tight because often times people stretch the wrong side and make their problem worse.

Dr. Janette Asaro Pena
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Newburgh Chiropractic
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Newburgh, NY 12550
Proper stretching could very well help. Chiropractic would be best recommended for spinal pain as long as it’s not pain caused by a pathological issue such as cancer.
Sometimes stretching can help, sometimes stretching can make the problem worse. It is important to get an examination from a Chiropractor to determine the cause of your pain. This will bring to light the best treatment options.