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Manahawkin Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Manahawkin back pain sufferers get the advice to exercise a lot. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center recommends it, also. Exercise continues to show its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…and a new report shows benefit for better 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 along with manual therapy and massage. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is the Manahawkin back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Many chronic back pain sufferers find themselves going to their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty normal experience. 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 an interesting statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to get benefit. In this new 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 demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center always incorporates it in the Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Manahawkin chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional beneficial patient-controlled alternative is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many Manahawkin chiropractic patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center often hears our patients bring up sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young women and men. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed earlier, had improved 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 describes 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 improved her condition.

Set up your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention in addition to sleep improvement.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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