818.597.0000 kknox.dc@gmail.com

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...

How does a Chiropractic Adjustment assist your Core?

“The Chiropractic Adjustment and you Core” Getting a chiropractic adjustment enables and assists core stabilizing muscles ability to work properly!!! “There has been increasing evidence for more than a decade documenting the significance of the multifidus muscle in providing essential and immediate dynamic stability to intervertebral joints, the lumbosacral joint and the sacroiliac joints in order to protect them from injury when subjected to stress. The research indicates that the multifidus is the first muscle to contract when there is a change in juxtaposition of vertebral joints, providing stability and reduced risk of injury to spinal ligaments, intervertebral discs and joint capsules.” Put simply when your receive a chiropractic adjustment, the core has a chance to become stronger.  Your body can react to stress and decrease the risk of injury.  Overall the stronger your spine, the stronger your nervous system.  The stronger your nervous system, the stronger your ability to recover and maintain overall health. Manipulation Improves Recruitment of Multifidus Muscles, Reduces...
Synergy Live #2 – “Posture Alarm Clock”

Synergy Live #2 – “Posture Alarm Clock”

Posture Alarm Clock with Dr. Kyle Knox, DC CCSP – Westlake Village Chiropractor. Continuing last weeks topic. Dr. Kyle gives another tip on how to keep better posture throughout the work week in the office. This is a simple 1,2,3 process that will keep you stretched and decrease overall stress in the...