Oxford Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Oxford back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Satterwhite Chiropractic recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…and a new report shows benefit for improved 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 investigate proposed long-term ways to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations along with manual therapy and massage. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic is the Oxford back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers find themselves going to their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often 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 the treatment recipients to report benefit. In this recent 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 3 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 valued, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Satterwhite Chiropractic always includes it in the Oxford chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Oxford 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 Oxford chiropractic patients. Satterwhite Chiropractic often hears our patients discuss 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 highlights some interesting findings in young men and women. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more often went to bed earlier, had improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many issues!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that helped.

Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Satterwhite Chiropractic will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

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