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Relieving Exercise for Toronto Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? But my neck (or back) hurts!”

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre hears you! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows your back hurts. Many Toronto chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Toronto back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether due to Toronto spinal stenosis or a Toronto disc herniation whether it’s in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible through our joint effort: Toronto chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain have more fatty areas and less extensor muscles on MRI. What does that mean? They have a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain is present. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre looks for such causes and has just the exercise to address the issue.


Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief continues for up to 6 months post-treatment. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an essential part in Toronto pain relief treatment plans. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is good at setting these up for our Toronto chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with weak abs were cared for with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles to make them better spine stabilizers. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered as an option for patients with weak abs and stubborn low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can recommend you some specific exercises that will be just right for you before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were cared for with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients stuck with these programs which both proved effective in improving claudication measures comparable to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more effective in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is prepared to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some Toronto back pain sufferers mad…with good reason! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre gets it! Compared with minimal or other interventions Pilates is a great option to try to decrease back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise starting one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy brought about a more distinct functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help reduce back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will help you explore the best exercise option for you!

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