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Latest News in Gentle Toronto Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Toronto chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre follows a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. Some of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Toronto back pain patients’ consideration as it is 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 was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands that not every exercise option may be our Toronto back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has them!


One set of researchers wrote that current evidence does not propose that any single form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre talks with each Toronto back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That’s 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 describes the value of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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