If you or someone you know suffers with mid-back pain, using a foam roller can help.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here.
I am here with Lisa and we’re from Zenaptic Chiropractic.
Lisa is going to demonstrate one of my most favorite recommendations for patients. It is to get their mid back more into extension. We do that with the foam roll. This is a great thing, you can do a lot of stuff with this foam roll but this is something that I do daily and encourage everybody to do.
The whole goal here, you see how she is extending her head? She is going to feel some tension in here, it kind of feels good but it’s a little stiff. Let’s have you roll up on it, there you go; I like to just hold there 5-10 seconds take a deep breath just let gravity do its thing there’s no reason to force it.
We’re just taking your ligaments and tendons and stretching them over a fulcrum which we call the creep mechanism. A slow sustain force overtime helps open up the mitochondria, it brings energy to the cells.
Let’s have you roll up, great now just hold there so you can find the sore spots, now you can sit up. I like to do that 2-4 minutes, it’s a great exercise especially for people who sit there texting, working on the computer, driving, watching tv, they all are like this.
Our goal with the fulcrum is to open this area up, stretch the muscles, makes you feel good and more flexible.
It helps prevent long-term chronic degenerative conditions that can adversely affect your health.
So, if you’re interested in the foam roller we have them in our office. They are very inexpensive, you can call us and we will give you a quote (360) 260-6903.
This is Lisa and Dr. Troy from Zenaptic Chiropractic.