Back pain - nonspecific or chronic or subacute – can benefit from exercise. Our Vancouver back pain patients
realize from day 1 that they can move, they can exercise safely. We show
how to do easy, effective ones that will allow you some control over your condition.
Vancouver Disc Centers is your Vancouver exercise coach as well as your
chiropractor: the best of both realms!
EXERCISE EFFICACY FOR LOW BACK PAIN
Low back pain patients get results with
therapeutic exercise in strengthening trunk muscles and increasing
spine stability. There is a variety of exercise options obtainable
from core stabilization and strengthening to motor control exercises and muscle
strengthening. In one study of subacute nonspecific low back pain
sufferers, core stabilization exercises showed that they were
better than stabilization exercises regarding proprioception,
balance, muscle (transverse abdoiminis, lumbar multifidus) thickness, reducing
patients’ fear of movement, and functional disability. (1) Another study stated
core stabilization exercise to reduce pain, improve
function, and boost core strength in nonspecific low back pain
patients. (2) Spine stabilization exercises and flexion exercises performed24
daily equally increased multifidus muscle
thickness in patients with chronic low back pain and spondylolisthesis. (3) Advice: Pick
one that you like to do (after we discuss it!)! Your back pain will thank you.
EXERCISE FOR NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN
Regardless of a diagnosis of non-specific low
back pain that may frustrate you (We all want to understand
what lies below our pain!), exercise offers hope of its
management. A new study found that exercise
training in-person and via multimedia/video were effective in
training back pain patients to properly do
the more complex motor control exercises. (4) Core exercises with the
addition of hip muscle strengthening effectively enhanced
physical activity and function for nonspecific low back pain patients. (5) Vancouver
back pain patients wanting some pain relief are encouraged
to perform exercises as part of their
overall chiropractic treatment plan.
EXERCISE WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Combining efforts offers additional hope for back pain patients regardless of diagnosis.
One case report of a 24-year-old patient with a recurrent disc herniation and
pain after back surgery laminectomy shared that flexion
distraction spinal manipulation along with rehab exercise
(in this case: bird dog and core stabilization) got relief and improvement.
(6) In caring for back pain in patients who have undergone
back surgery (laminectomy, fusion, discectomy) like the above patient did, clinicians using spinal
manipulation are inclined to using gentler non-manual-thrust
spinal manipulation while chiropractors leaned toward using
manual thrust. Spinal manipulation was applied less than 12 months after back surgery in 66% of cases in this study. Treating healthcare
providers delivered spinal manipulation with 85% of
patients who experienced persistent back pain after spine surgery. (7) Vancouver Disc Centers thoroughly
examines and decides the gentlest treatment technique for
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson
as he shares how the many spine care options may
be overwhelming as well as the
benefit of the gentle care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management that alleviates back pain.
Make your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment now. Whatever the back pain source
or condition, bring it to Vancouver Disc Centers. We’ll find a path