Williamson Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some  Williamson back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Williamson chiropractor meets all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Apple Country Chiropractic we try to pair the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to maximize the results 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 physically active versus sedentary. Researchers in one study described physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 3 hours of their leisure time a day being physically active. Sedentary folks spent 3 hours or more a day of their leisure time sitting. Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain compared 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! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some regards. Apple Country 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 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week) experience 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 lesser 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 Apple Country Chiropractic help 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 Williamson 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 very 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 found. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial 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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Williamson chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Apple Country Chiropractic is here to walk the road to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

 
Apple Country Chiropractic shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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