Oxford Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

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!


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!


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.

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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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

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. 

Satterwhite Chiropractic shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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