lower back pain

God and the Doctor we alike adore

But only when in danger, not before;

The danger o'er, both are alike requited,

God is forgotten, and the Doctor* slighted.  

~Robert Owen  

(*Doctor of Chiropractic or Medicine, your choice)


As a recent patient (thank you Arryn) wrote in his otherwise glowing review of my help to him, I, nor any Doctor, is God. Thankfully. No, not even Dr Olson, though he is probably the closest I’ve met to have supernatural skills.

Arryn (funny review you may enjoy reading) goes on to quip that he had to persist in his treatment. He did. We did. No miracles. Now his life has returned to how he likes to live it. Great.

Why I brought up this old quote (1896) ties into Edgemont Chiropractic Clinics’ firm belief that people benefit from persistent caring for themselves. As you know, we recommend that our patients maintain a relationship with us to maintain their spinal health. Once feeling well or the best you have been in a long time, why throw it away? You have to live in this body to the end. We can keep you living well within it. Promise.

To keep the “danger” written above away, we also wish to give you more than a skillful assessment and if necessary, the treatment to keep your spine healthy. We understand the vital importance that strong, supple muscles are required.

To this end, Dr. Olson partners with Sheila Hamilton at the Movement Garden. The Clinic provides an online “live” course throughout the year for all our patients.  Starting Thursday, August 3rd and each Thursday morning from 9:00 am to 9:45 am running throughout the month of August, Sheila instructs you (on Zoom) on Low Back Exercises to create a healthier back. To register, email: admin@sheilahamilton.ca.  


Free Online Course - Lower Back Exercises

Here’s our thinking to why we want you to take Sheila’s course.

Low back exercises shall play a crucial role in helping our Chiropractic patients achieve better results in managing and preventing lower back pain. As you know, your Chiropractic care with us focuses on restoring the alignment and function of the spine and musculoskeletal system. Low back exercises complement these treatments in several ways:

  • Strengthening muscles: Low back exercises target your muscles surrounding the lumbar spine, such as the erector spinae, transverse abdominis, and multifidus muscles. Strengthening these muscles provides better support to your spine, reducing the strain on the vertebral discs and ligaments. Your stronger muscles help stabilize your spine and maintain its proper alignment, reducing the risk of further injury and promoting better posture.
  • Improving flexibility: Certain low back exercises can help improve the flexibility of your lower back and hip muscles. Increased flexibility enhances your range of motion in the lumbar spine and decreases stiffness. By doing so, it alleviates pressure on your joints and nerves, giving you reduced pain.
  • Core stabilization: A strong and stable core is essential for supporting your lower back and maintaining your spine's proper spinal alignment. Core exercises, including those targeting your lower back, abdominal muscles, and pelvic floor, can provide a solid foundation for your spine. When your core is strong, it distributes the load more evenly across your spine and reduces the chances of experiencing imbalances that can lead to back pain.
  • Promoting circulation and healing: Engaging in low back exercises can improve blood flow to the affected area. Increased blood circulation brings essential nutrients and oxygen to the tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation, which is beneficial for your recovery from lower back injuries or chronic pain.
  • Enhancing overall physical condition: Regular low back exercises can contribute to your improved overall physical fitness, including cardiovascular health and weight management. Maintaining a healthy weight is a preventive measure against future episodes of back pain. By maintaining good posture and supporting the spine through exercise, you can reduce the likelihood of recurrent issues.

So, there it is. We hope you’ll take the course.

Dr. Christopher Walker

Dr. Christopher Walker

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