Latest News in Gentle Vancouver Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Vancouver chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often involves chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic along with gentle exercise and nutrition. Some recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Vancouver back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise suits you!

WALKING AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Gentle Exercise Options

Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and slightly superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a valuable combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows not every exercise option may be our Vancouver back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are essential to participation...and Vancouver Spine Care Centre has them!

MOTOR CONTROL EXERCISES

One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t suggest that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a major health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre talks with each Vancouver back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That is the key!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the value of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, Vancouver Spine Care Centre’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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