Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some Oxford back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Oxford chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Satterwhite Chiropractic we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes of
exercise described in research studies to be beneficial
in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
How do you spend your non-work hours impacts
your back pain experience! Let us first describe
sedentary versus physically active.
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 per day of their leisure time sitting.
Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain contrasted
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 are all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
regards. Satterwhite Chiropractic knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are 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 a 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 lower
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 Satterwhite Chiropractic assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Oxford
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can assist you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review done by a high level
scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic
low back pain was shown once again to be promisingly relieving.
The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be good
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint
Make your next Oxford
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Oxford chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to walk the road to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type
of physical activity that works for you.