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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 Disc Centers follows 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. A couple of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Vancouver back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise works for you!


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 proposed as a beneficial 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 perform yoga if they so desire. Vancouver Disc Centers understands that not every exercise option may be our Vancouver back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and Vancouver Disc Centers has them!


One group of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t suggest that any single type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers talks with each Vancouver back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That is the most important factor!

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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 advantage of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Vancouver chiropractic appointment now. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Vancouver Disc Centers’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Vancouver Disc Centers 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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