physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some Minster back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Minster chiropractor meets all types
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Minster Chiropractic Center we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of
exercise shown in research studies to be beneficial
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
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study described physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 3
hours of their leisure time per 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 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’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
aspects. Minster Chiropractic Center knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who tend to be more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a few things: more physically active folks (those
who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins.
of vigorous physical activity per week) experience 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 a 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 Minster Chiropractic Center help our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Minster
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts
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 once again to be promisingly relieving.
The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good
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 care with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint
Make your next Minster
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Minster chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Minster 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.