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Manahawkin 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  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!


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? Hopefully sharing 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!


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.

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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. 

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