If you have lower back pain that requires chiropractic adjustments, then you can pair the treatment with some physical therapy to help with the muscular system. The therapy can even help you in a variety of ways. Keep reading to learn a bit more about the benefits. 


Many back pain issues stem from abnormalities in the structure of the spine. The problem may be a congenital or age-related one, or it may be something that has developed due to spinal stress or overuse. Many issues such as bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and disc deterioration require some additional support to help stabilize the spine. This helps to prevent further deterioration and allows for the best movement without causing more discomfort. 

Stabilization involves the exercise of the muscles that sit along the base of the spine and also the ones that sit opposite within the abdomen. The goal is to strengthen them while also placing very little pressure on the spine itself. To start off, the physical therapist will investigate your condition. The locations of the abnormality or injury are viewed using either X-ray or MRI imagery. Typically, the images will be ordered by your general physician, so you can provide the physical therapist with any imaging test results that you have.

Exercises are then planned and you will complete them with the physical therapist to ensure that you are doing them correctly and in a way that will not cause further injury. You can expect to perform some leg lifts, pelvic tilts, and some abdominal crunches to start. Planks may be a part of the workout too after you move past the basics because they can help with both lower back and abdomen strength.


Chiropractors can help to establish mobility of the spinal column by making fine adjustments to the vertebrae. Mobility can be encouraged through the stretching of the muscles to ensure that tight tissues are not stopping the spine from moving as freely as it should. So, your physical therapist will work on stretching your muscles through the manipulation of the body.

Stretching can occur in a gentle manner or with the use of rapid movements. Over the head leg lifts, hamstring stretches, and lunges may be part of your mobility routine. 

Once stretches establish good mobility, your therapist may start to use resistance techniques. You also can use the same sort of stretching and resistance practices at home as you progress with the therapy. 

For more information on how physical therapy can help you, contact a clinic like the Burgman Chiropractic Clinic PC.