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Carrolltown Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Carrolltown back pain sufferers get the recommendation to exercise often. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for relief of low back pain and its 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 study suggested long-term ways to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers itself as the Carrolltown back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Countless chronic back pain sufferers take themselves to their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty standard routing. 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 implies the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to find 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 showed continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation always includes it in the Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Carrolltown chiropractic patients’ hands.


Another advantageous patient-controlled option is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Carrolltown chiropractic patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation often hears our patients bring up sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. An interesting study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young men and women. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, experienced improved sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares 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.

Make your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention in addition to improved sleep.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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