Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May Easley back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by nature. (Are you?) Your Easley chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Young Chiropractic we try to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes of exercise shown in research studies to be beneficial in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
What you do in your non-work hours makes a difference! Let’s first describe sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study defined physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 3 hours of their leisure time per day being physically active. Sedentary folks spent 3 hours or more per day of their leisure time sitting. Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain contrasted with more sedentary folks. (1) Takeaway: Be more physically active in your off-time! Like gardening? Garden! Like walking? Walk! Like talking? Take a walk with a friend, and talk!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY LEVEL
We’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference shines even more in some aspects. Young Chiropractic knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who tend to be more sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active folks (those who do at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 mins. of vigorous physical activity a week) have a lower body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary folks (those who spend more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities a day) tend to have low levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics need to be considered when treating back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Young Chiropractic assist our more sedentary back pain patients? With hope, we share these bits of info that may help these little bits of information is helpful! Your Easley chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review done by a high level scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving. The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be good for dealing with chronic low back pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses what back pain patients can expect from treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!
Make your next Easley chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Easley chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Young Chiropractic is here to walk the road to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type of physical activity that works for you.