physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some Manahawkin back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Manahawkin Chiropractic Center we try
to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to optimize 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?
How do you spend your non-work hours impacts
your back pain experience! Let’s first describe
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study defined physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 3
hours of their leisure time a day being physically active. Sedentary
folks spent 3 hours or more a 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! When it comes
to back pain, the difference shines even more in some
aspects. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a few things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 mins. 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 perform 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 treating back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Manahawkin Chiropractic Center assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Manahawkin
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts
on how we can assist 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 again as 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 managing chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
what back pain patients can expect from treatment with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Set up your next Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to walk the path to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type
of physical activity that works for you.