Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing
when they do their exercises. Vancouver Spine Care Centre incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Vancouver patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows this isn’t good for
our Vancouver back pain patients! What makes these muscles weak? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that there is big
payoff for doing a little exercise! Muscle strengthening activity done just
two days a week reduces the odds of low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also an influential factor in your risk of getting back pain. It is better not to smoke.) (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre recommends
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own home if you like! You will see
just how big an impact these exercises will make on your healing.
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by increasing your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Vancouver Spine Care Centre will share them with you so you
can feel the most possible back pain relief.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre is with you, our Vancouver back pain patient, throughout
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an extra such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for working
with chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Vancouver Spine Care Centre chooses to use.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enhances the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Vancouver Spine Care Centre attempts to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least diminish the chances of future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who went to a back school at a chiropractor’s office.
Back pain patients reported 95% satisfaction with going to the
class, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time
to share the material. (6) Vancouver chiropractic
patients at Vancouver Spine Care Centre are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey to
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you might avoid its aggravation in the
future with exercise.