physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some Carrolltown back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Carrolltown chiropractor meets all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to maximize the results of
exercise shown in research studies to be valuable
in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
What you do in your non-work hours impacts
your back pain experience! 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 spent 3
hours of their leisure time per 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 comes to light even more in some
aspects. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who tend to be more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active folks (those
who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes
of vigorous physical activity per week) experience lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who spend more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities per day) tend to have low
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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Carrolltown
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts
on how we can help you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review performed 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 beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses
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 Carrolltown
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Carrolltown chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to walk the road to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type
of physical activity that works for you.