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Colorado Springs Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May  Colorado Springs back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by nature. (Are you?) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor knows all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR we try to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of exercise described in research studies to be valuable in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.

3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?

What you do in your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first describe 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 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’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows a few chronic low back pain patients are more prone to exercising and being physically active than others who are more sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers found a couple things: more physically active folks (those who do 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 spend more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities per 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 taking care of back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level scientific and very respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown once again to be promisingly relieving. The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise keeps showing 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to walk the path to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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