Minster Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is 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 LEVEL

We’re all different! When it comes to 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) 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 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? Hopefully sharing 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 venture!

Make your next Minster chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Minster chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Minster Chiropractic Center is here 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. 

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