Relieving Exercise for Vancouver Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? But my neck (or back) hurts!”

Vancouver Spine Care Centre hears you! Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows your back hurts. Many Vancouver chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Vancouver back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Vancouver spinal stenosis or a Vancouver disc herniation whether it’s in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible via our combined effort: Vancouver chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain show decreased cross sectional area of the spinal extensor muscles and fat infiltration on MRI. What does that mean? There is a a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain is present. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). A type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre checks for such causes and has just the exercise to tackle the issue.

Vancouver NECK PAIN

Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief continues for up to a half-year post-treatment. (3) This just shows that spinal manipulation is an important component in Vancouver pain relief treatment plans. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is skilled at setting these up for our Vancouver chiropractic patients!

Vancouver BACK PAIN

Chronic low back pain patients with weak abs were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles to make them better spine stabilizers. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak abs and intractable low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre can offer you some specific exercises that will be just right for you before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were treated with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients continued with these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures comparable to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise seems to be more successful in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Vancouver Spine Care Centre is prepared to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain pushes some Vancouver back pain patients over the edge…with good reason! Vancouver Spine Care Centre gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a superb option to try to reduce back pain and ease disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise starting one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more pronounced functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help reduce back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre will help you explore the best exercise option for you!

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