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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Colorado Springs back pain sufferers hear the advice to exercise a lot. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recommends it, also. Exercise continues to show its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report reveals benefit for improved sleep quality!


Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers investigate proposed long-term methods to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers itself as the Colorado Springs back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care typically involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which implies the number of patients with a certain condition who need to go through the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this recent study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these three options, exercise was the only intervention that showed continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR always includes it in the Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients’ hands.


Another beneficial patient-controlled option is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young men and women. Each is different! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, had better sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many issues!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and strengthening exercise that helped.

Set up your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares new research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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