Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

(718) 398-3100

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Cardio is excellent for back pain

From boosting circulation to releasing endorphins, cardio is just as important for spinal health as it is any other system of the body. Circulation helps cells in the back get the oxygen and nutrients they need to repair; just 30 minutes of exercise can release feel-good endorphins into your blood stream, helping to relieve pain. A further application of cardio in managing back pain is in helping people maintain a healthy weight. Every single pound counts in your spine’s fight for longevity and its ability to retain a healthy curvature. But some forms of cardio can be harsh on spinal joints, causing repetitive trauma that corrodes the cartilage in your intervertebral discs. 

Cardio alternatives for back pain sufferers

So we still want to reap the same benefits as a 30 minute run, but without the repetitive trauma? Here are some ideas:

  • Swimming or aquatic activity: suspends compressive force of gravity, provides natural resistance for all of your movements
  • Elliptical training: allows for intense workouts without the stress on your joints. 
  • Stationary cycling: reduces stress on the joints and can mimic most running intensities. 
  • Metabolic resistance training: increases your metabolic rate to maximize the amount of calories you burn in a given session. A great way to burn fat quickly. 
  • Indoor rowing: reduces stress on the joints while providing cardio and strength-training benefits. 

Your holistic health resource in Park Slope

At our office in Park Slope, we are dedicated to helping people discover natural health solutions. If your cardiovascular exercise is also contributing to your back pain, it is worth seeking other activities as a means of maintaining the cardio benefit while minimizing stress on the spinal joints. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment and start taking control of your back pain today! 

Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100


182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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New Office Hours

 Monday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    8:30 am - 7:30 pm
 Friday:    8:00 am - 7:30 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed