Exercise is good and beneficial. Exercise
is integral to the chiropractic care plan for spine pain issues of types.
Exercise also allows the patient to take part
in their healing. Vancouver Disc Centers incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Vancouver patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Vancouver Disc Centers knows this isn’t good for
our Vancouver back pain patients! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
Researchers find that there is big
payoff for doing a little exercise! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week lowered the
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also an influential factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. Recommendation: Don’t smoke!) (2) Vancouver Disc Centers recommends
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own home if you like! You’ll notice
the difference these make!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively affecting
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and dropping
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t hard; they’re just effective!
Vancouver Disc Centers will share them with you so you
can experience the most possible back pain relief.
Vancouver Disc Centers is with you, our Vancouver back pain patient, throughout
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for working
with chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are suggested
over many other approaches. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Vancouver Disc Centers chooses to use.
The chiropractic treatment plan is enhanced when
back school is included in the overall back pain rehabilitation
plan. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Vancouver Disc Centers tries to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least minimize future occurrences. A
survey of patients who attended a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having attended the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) Vancouver chiropractic
patients at Vancouver Disc Centers are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today. It’s the first step on the way to back pain relief and
its prevention. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a firm grasp of what caused
your pain and how you might avoid its annoyance in the
future with exercise.
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