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Effective Vancouver Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common recommendation with good reason. Vancouver Disc Centers individualizes the proper back pain exercises for each Vancouver back pain sufferer visiting Vancouver Disc Centers to relieve pain best, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Vancouver Disc Centers also gives every effort to find exercises that are easy, effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Vancouver chiropractor always tries to do. It’s well-known that back muscle function varies from one chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Variations can be found from a thorough examination which Vancouver Disc Centers does quite well. The exam discoveries help create a personalized treatment plan with personalized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Vancouver Disc Centers!


Exercise is a common suggestion for back pain patients…and with good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published research on the usefulness of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain compared to no treatment, placebo, advice or education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its impact was limited for function, but it enhanced pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers thinks our Vancouver chiropractic patients would agree that benefits of any type like this for a condition that is said to be the leading cause of disability globally for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense in addition to lost productivity, are valuable to {{pursue with a little exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so essential for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on all fours: knees and hands, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold this for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Perform this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Talk with Vancouver Disc Centers before beginning any exercise though to be sure it’s appropriate for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment now. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief goal.

Vancouver Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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