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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
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?
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!
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 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.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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
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.