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Carrolltown 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  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!


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? Hopefully sharing 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!


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.

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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. 

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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