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Low Back Pain – Exercise

Low Back Pain – Pregnancy – Post Labor pain By: Dr. Kyle Knox, DC CCSP Westlake Village Chiropractor One of the most frustrating aspects of lower back pain for an active lifestyle person is what to do exercise wise while you are healing.  The lower back starts to feel better and you want to get back to that boot camp or training regimen.  Lower back pain has a lot of possible reasons and diagnoses.  For the majority of muscular skeletal issues, core strengthening is one of the best things you can do to support the lower back.  If you have a disk issue, the unstable material is now a lifetime process of needing extra stabilizing.   Here is the question…..When you have low back pain or just getting out of pain, what are safe exercises to start with?  The following video describes five easy to do exercises that can be performed daily to give your core a good foundation.   With this foundation of movement, you will then be safe to progress to more advanced movements and strength. Exercises to stay away from while recovering from lower back pain: 1. Deep squat 2. Dead lift 3. Supine scissor kicks 4. Downward Dog – If Disk Related (Sciatica) 5. Heavy bench press...

Boot Camp Alternatives – Low Back Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Have you ever attended a boot camp and wondered if there were alternatives to the circuit given?  Part of the attraction to boot camps are the facts: They are lower in cost, have great energy for motivation and a connection is  made with the instructor.  The unfortunate downfalls are the lack of attention to detail on technique and specificity of the training depending on a persons pains or weaknesses.  This is not because the instructor is a bad trainer.  The average skilled personal trainer will tell you they do not like having more than 3 people per class to maintain proper attention to detail.  So how do we get around this?  Can you still enjoy the boot camp but have a little more ease of mind to not hurting yourself? Answer:  YES!!! I will be loading a new video each week on Book Camp Alternative’s for certain ailments. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before attempting any book camp or exercise shown on synergyhealthchiropractic.com. Boot Camp Circuit #1 – Low Back Pain Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints I see in my office.  Low back pain can have a list of etiologies, the most common is bad posture at work.  As you increase time in a chair the lower back will start to relax and flatten out allowing the shoulders to droop forward and create a complete “C” curve in the spine.  This puts a tremendous strain on the lower back disks and weakens the core from the back to front.  The below circuit will help counterbalance that stress and bring a little balance...

Synergy Sports Program

  Synergy  Sports Program Dr. Kyle Knox, DC CCSP Synergy Health Chiropractic presents a one a kind program for the athlete.  In today’s world of sports the demands are going up and recovery time is going down.  It is important that before the bodies are pushed in a direction of increased demand, the foundation movements and proper recovery are attained.  Through the Synergy Athletic program the young and seasoned athlete works directly with Dr. Kyle to talk about goals, analyze the individuals movement pattern and implement a program to reach their goals.   Program Design Initial Exam and Video Analysis Through the initial exam the athlete talks about their specific goals, past injuries, current training schedule, and is lead through functional movement testing with video. Kenisio Capture – Video Analysis for objective goals and instabilities After all the information has been gathered through the initial exam, the athletes family and Dr. Kyle will sit down and talk about recommendations and program design. The programs are not cookie cutter plug and play.  Depending on the movement level and state of injuries, a program will be tailored for each individual’s situation.     Program Packages Recovery + Includes: Weekly checkups with the doctor: Motion analysis with video Soft tissue mobilization for increased flexibility and prevention.  Chiropractic adjustment if needed for proper nervous system balance. Home programs with pre-/post- stretching for sports practice, home exercise for imbalances or weaknesses, and weekly emails from the doctor to increase home program execution. Weekly recovery club – During every session with Dr. Kyle the following therapies will aid in athletic recovery. Vibration plate – 5...

The “Synergy Approach” to Health

  Recently Synergy Health Chiropractic has added a new addition to the team of health professionals. Bernadette Lueck and Scaling Down  joined the Synergy Health team. The “Synergy Approach” is something like no other. Before explaining the Synergy Approach, we have to answer some really tuff but simple questions. Why would you want to address your nervous system, chemical system and physical system together synergistically? When looking at Chiropractic, there is never anything introduced from the outside in. The nervous system and brain are our master controls of the body. It is housed by an amazing structure called the spine and skull. Within every segment of our 24 vertebrae there are nerves flowing out to the body to control every process. It is pretty amazing to think that I can think about my beautiful wife and my nervous system will respond by making me smile, and talk to my heart to beat a little faster. In the same way we can create negative responses when thinking negative, hold bad posture, take in processed foods and so on. Chiropractic works in facilitating that nervous system. When there is dysfunction, negative responses or misalignment in the spine called a subluxation, it is up to Chiropractic to find and realign that system. This is only but a piece of the puzzle, however. The foods we eat create energy, deals with inflammation, nourish injured tissue and help our body fight off foreign intruders. A good example of how this works is athletic recovery. I have worked with Olympic and professional athletes, and what I have learned is they take their food almost as...