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Vancouver Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

Paraspinal muscles? Where are those? These muscles support the spine. They hold up the spine and permit it to move. And their health counts. Their health play a role in your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and want.  Vancouver Disc Centers advocates exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and preserve the strength of these important paraspinal muscles in the control of Vancouver back pain and relief of back pain.


The paraspinal muscles of the back are the action muscles of the spine. They run up and down your whole spine. They reposition your spine. Otherwise known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles allow you to lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do their job is linked to the well-being of their surrounding tissues. A new study documented that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates has a role in chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are described as depending on paraspinal muscle quality. Efforts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be beneficial. (1) Sometimes finding the right exercise for you is key.


Exercise is recommended to address two issues affecting Vancouver low back pain: fatty infiltration of muscles and muscle weakness. In another new study, high-intensity exercise didn’t alter these two issues for all participants. However, for those who did display improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement resulted. (2) At least most of us can exercise to develop our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts cannot! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still weak 2 to 4 years after their returning from space. Researchers surmise that these changes contributed to the back pain astronauts suffer. (3) Vancouver doesn’t have many astronauts in its population, so Vancouver Disc Centers will help you determine the proper form of exercise – be it high intensity or other such exercise – for your optimal improvement of Vancouver back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes hand-in-hand with spinal manipulation treatment using gentle Cox® Technic to deal with spine-related pain.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers today. Together, we will establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and plan the specific exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s best alignment and movement.

Vancouver Disc Centers describes the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for Vancouver back pain relief.

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