Exercising for back pain??

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Exercising for back pain??
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Sun, 06-23-2013 - 9:22am

My husband hurt his back and went to the doctor to get tests. The doctor referred him to a chiropractor who "adjusted" him and gave him a list of exercises/stretches to do. I can't believe someone would prescribe stretching and exercise to someone in pain. Is this legitimate?

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Registered: 03-19-2012
Wed, 07-17-2013 - 10:15am

I have scoliosis and 2 disks plus arthritis. Twice daily stretching and yoga exercises are the only way to control the back pain. Yes, it is legit, just start slow and easy and gradually increase what can be done. You'll be amazed how much better you feel.