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West Palm Beach Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

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!


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? Hopefully sharing 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!


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.

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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 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. 

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