“Must I exercise?”
“Yes, you should if you want to feel
better faster and prevent pain,“ your Vancouver
“How long do I
have to exercise each day?”
“Not long, just properly,” Vancouver Disc Centers
Exercise is not every Vancouver back pain or neck
pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. Vancouver Disc Centers understands.
Exercise is also so important to our back and neck pain
patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our Vancouver
chiropractic patients every step of the way to get
the most of the exercise effort so that it pays off in pain prevention
OPTIMAL NECK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Neck pain sufferers understand how pain
may decrease their ability to look around
comfortably. Such neck pain patients were tested for
their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test.
They were then directed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine
exercise session. Half of them were then additionally
treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine
levels. Those who performed the exercise program and received
manual therapy managed significantly
better as far as range of motion, pain intensity reduction,
and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another study found
that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic
myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as contrasted with 15
or 60 seconds or no stretching. This allowed the most
benefit to pain intensity decrease while minimizing
any negative effects on neural function of the involved
nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers always emphasizes
that the proper exercise done in the right
way doesn’t have to take long to be useful!
Additionally, exercise places some control in the
hands of its sufferer since exercise can be performed anytime.
OPTIMAL LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Incorporating exercise training into the
multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain makes
sense. This type of back pain affects so many
people globally and is a leading
cause of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back
pain patient to self-management. Recently, researchers posed
that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health struggles
in such back pain patients - were enhanced with choices
like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga,
and stabilization exercise. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers agrees! Exercise is invaluable
in so many ways.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal
manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment soon. Vancouver Disc Centers answers the exercise
questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes
which may be in 30 second increments.” We are partners
in your pain relief and prevention!