Vancouver Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Vancouver back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Vancouver Spine Care Centre recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for relief of low back pain and its prevention…and a new report shows benefit for improved sleep quality!

EXERCISE FOR RELIEF OF THE BURDEN OF LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers examine proposed long-term ways to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the Vancouver back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.

BACK PAIN SPECIALIST’S PLAN FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF ADDS EXERCISE

Many chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which indicates the number of patients with a certain condition who need to go through the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to find benefit. In this new study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these three options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre always includes it in the Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Vancouver chiropractic patients’ hands.

WHAT ABOUT SLEEP AND EXERCISE?

An additional advantageous patient-controlled option is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many Vancouver chiropractic patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre often hears our patients talk about sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young women and men. Each is different! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed earlier, had better sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is important for so many issues!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Vancouver Spine Care Centre will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as sleep improvement.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares new research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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