Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some West Palm Beach back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Chiropractic Care we try
to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to optimize 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?
How do you spend your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first define
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study defined 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 per 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 are all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference shines even more in some
regards. Chiropractic Care knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who tend to be more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 minutes 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 perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities a day) are more likely to have lower
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 Chiropractic Care assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your West Palm Beach
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts
on how we can assist 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 involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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 partnership!
Schedule your next West Palm Beach
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Chiropractic Care is here to walk the road to less
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.