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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
We’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
aspects. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows some 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?
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!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
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.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 every Colorado Springs chiropractic patient, 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.