Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Spinal Care Clinic we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to maximize the results 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 makes a difference! Let us first define
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 compared
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. Spinal Care Clinic 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 minutes
of vigorous physical activity a week) experience 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 low
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 Spinal Care Clinic assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
these little bits of information is helpful! Your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can help you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level
scientific and well 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 found. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be good
for managing chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Make your next Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Spinal Care Clinic to walk the path to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type
of physical activity that works for you.