Williamson Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Williamson back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise often. Apple Country Chiropractic recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…and a new report reveals benefit for improved sleep quality!


Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers study suggested long-term methods to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic offers itself as the Williamson back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Many chronic back pain sufferers find themselves going to their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which implies the number of patients with a certain condition who need to have it done the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this new study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated sustained chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Apple Country Chiropractic always incorporates it in the Williamson chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Williamson chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled option is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Williamson chiropractic patients. Apple Country Chiropractic often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. An interesting study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young men and women. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more often went to bed early, had better sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is important for so many issues!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Make your Williamson chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Apple Country Chiropractic will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

Apple Country Chiropractic shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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