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
We’re all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference shines 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.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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
Schedule your next Williamson
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Williamson chiropractic patient, 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.