Exercise Improves Sleep and Vancouver Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What links them together? Exercise! Vancouver chiropractic patients come to understand that acting on this one little recommendation to exercise – even just walking! – in their Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan benefits in many ways.


What’s known about the sleep and pain connection? It’s known that sleep disturbance and depression affect the back pain patient’s state of mind. Experiencing Vancouver back pain can be disheartening if it goes on for too long (more than 12 weeks) without relief as seen in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all endorse exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers wondered if poor sleep prevents these patients from exercising. (2) Great question! Other researchers then related that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and regenerate for the next day’s adventures. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer attempts the next day with less than ideal ability. Vancouver Spine Care Centre wants all Vancouver chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to deal with their Vancouver back pain and do what they can for Vancouver back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly suggested to Vancouver back pain sufferers in aiding their path to Vancouver back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is reported to be quite valuable in managing sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for just 8 weeks straight, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people aged 1 to 91 years discovered that improved sleep quality is linked to habitual physical activity. This study also learned that patients over 40 years old with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes experienced poorer sleep and yet they used more time lying down. (3) As your Vancouver back pain specialist, your Vancouver chiropractor takes a look at the whole Vancouver back pain patient and examines any and all factors when recommending an exercise strategy individualized for each Vancouver back pain sufferer.

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Vancouver Spine Care Centre incorporates the suggestion to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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