Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Ottawa Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Ottawa back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps documenting the usefulness of non-surgical care for back pain relief. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is the chiropractic care office in Ottawa for both!


Self-care is often suggested as initial treatment for back pain patients. If that doesn’t produce the desired results, including non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is promoted by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment called Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well help Ottawa back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and manage their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows this. Exercise is documented to be advantageous for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is important, so we will talk about what is right for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and managed their pain condition more independently and effectively. They did better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to experience a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits resulted without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They set up exercise programs for each patient to do. They discovered that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state improved as they exercised. They had time to mull over their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not describe symptom improvement reacted well to this program as they felt more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Ottawa back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. Control not cure is a realistic goal when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well deliver the Ottawa back pain relief you desire without back surgery.

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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