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I was having pain in my upper back and shoulders. I do see a Chiropractor once a month for an adjustment. When I complained about this pain to my primary care physician, she said that it was because I work full time in an office and she wants the Chiropractor to give me an exercise routine to do between adjustments.

I plan to discuss this with my Chiropractor, but am requesting a second opinion. Are you aware of any exercise routine (on the internet or in a book) to do between adjustements?

Thank you so much for your input!

Answer
Hello,
Your primary are physician is right. Adjustments are great to relieve stress and tension in the upper back and shoulders, but you need the muscular strength and endurance to maintain good posture. With good posture comes less stress and tension. I would recommend working on postural exercises which addresses the muscles in between your shoulder blades. The middle and lower trapezius muscles need to be strengthened while your pecs need to be stretched.

I suggest looking for exercises which address Upper Cross Posture, that posture most of us have when we are sitting at a computer and can cause pain.

Please do follow up with your doctor before starting any exercise routine.


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Dr. Nekessa Remy

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I am able to answer questions regarding chiropractic treatment, physical rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injuries. This involves conditions such back and neck pain, headaches, joint pain, athletic injuries, overuse injuries, sciatic, carpal tunnel and other nerve-related conditions. Various therapies including, nutrition, medical acupuncture, laser therapy, soft tissue therapy (Active Release Technique), orthotics, workplace ergonomics, postural exercises and active rehabilitation.

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10 years experience in athletic rehabilitation and exercise therapy. 7 years experience as a certified kinesiologist working in motor vehicle accident rehab. Clinic chiropractor and owner of The Chiropractic Office in Missisauga, Ontario. Graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). On the board of Directors of The Care Management Group (Car Accident Injury Management Group)

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Ontario Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Association Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association

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Currently enrolled in the Fellowship of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences (CMCC) Metrix Certified In home Assessor Graduated Magna Cum Laude from CMCC Diploma in Acupuncture from McMaster University Graduated with an Honors Degree from University of Western Ontario Certified Personal Trainer

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Doctor of Chiropractic degree from CMCC Diploma in Acupuncture from McMaster University Honors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario

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