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Vancouver Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

Independence. It’s a worthy quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, accepting a little guidance more often is better. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to be your guide! Vancouver back pain sufferers can rely on Vancouver Disc Centers to set up, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!


Research shows that supervised exercise therapy begets significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it’s underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other valuable alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence. (1) Vancouver back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value walking more like that!


A recent study reports that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients delivered significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function compared with unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and once a week - to home exercise. It states specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times a week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our Vancouver back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, no doubt!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only takes you so far when dealing with back pain. There is always a tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with any more! Then a visit to the doctor is planned. Many articles are written about the choice of healthcare provider a back pain sufferer sees first sets the course for subsequent care. (That was the topic of another blog!) Concerning exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative management forms that are often too infrequently used while opioid prescriptions are most ordinarly in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Vancouver chiropractor is an experienced Vancouver back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Disc Centers today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Vancouver back pain relief.

Vancouver back pain patients have a coach in Vancouver Disc Centers as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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