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Vancouver Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any Vancouver back pain patient knows, getting relief can be a challenge. Many have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, links between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be affected by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) To put it another way, exercise can help decrease back pain. Let’s take a look at how this works.


Exercise has demonstrated itself beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain in several ways. First, it strengthens core and lower back muscles which support your spine and decrease strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help alleviate some of the pressure placed on your spine and reduce the amount of back pain you feel due to bad posture or poor habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it increases blood circulation which helps further healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help reduce inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Vancouver Disc Centers combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is significant to realize that when beginning an exercise program for Vancouver back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually up the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also valuable to select low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping since these can place additional strain on your spine and aggravate rather than improve. With that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven helpful in reducing lower back pain for many back pain sufferers with chronic conditions like back pain. Vancouver back pain patients have a great exercise coach at Vancouver Disc Centers as researchers write that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and counseling back pain patients about suitable exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If done correctly, it could be just what you need to enhance your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization and exercise.

Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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