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New Roads Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some  New Roads back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your New Roads chiropractor knows all types of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At New Roads Chiropractic Center we try to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of exercise shown in research studies to be valuable in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.

3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?

How do you spend your non-work hours impacts your back pain experience! Let us first define sedentary versus physically active. 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 per 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 contrasted 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 comes to light even more in some aspects. New Roads Chiropractic Center knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who are more sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a couple things: more physically active folks (those who perform 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 perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities per day) tend to have lesser levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics need to be considered when taking care of back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can New Roads Chiropractic Center help our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your New Roads chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas on how we can help you!


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 involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial for managing 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 shares what back pain patients can expect from care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

Make your next New Roads chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every New Roads chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust New Roads Chiropractic Center to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

New Roads Chiropractic Center shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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