Relieving Exercise for Ottawa Back Pain Relief

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

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider hears you! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows your back hurts. Many Ottawa chiropractic patients come for just that reason: Ottawa back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Ottawa spinal stenosis or a Ottawa disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or extends down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible via our joint effort: Ottawa chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain show decreased cross sectional area of the spinal extensor muscles and fat infiltration on MRI. What does that mean? There is a 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). A type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider checks 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 a half-year later. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an essential component in Ottawa pain relief treatment plans. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is excellent at arranging for our Ottawa chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with marked lower abdominal wall muscular laxity were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This tightens and stabilizes the ab muscles by making the muscles work better and increase intraabdominal pressure so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered as an option for patients with weak ab muscles and stubborn low back pain who have failed conservative management. (4) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider can offer you some individualized exercises that will do the trick 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 kept at these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise seems to be more successful in increasing daily activity in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is prepared to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain pushes some Ottawa back pain patients over the edge…with good reason! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a good option to try to reduce back pain and ease disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise helps. Aerobic exercise beginning one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more marked 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. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider will help you discover the best exercise choice for you!

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