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Nashua Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

February 23, 2021

Exercise. Nashua back pain sufferers hear the advice to exercise a lot. Moriarty Chiropractic recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for relief of low back pain and its prevention…and a new report reveals 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 analyze 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) Moriarty Chiropractic is the Nashua back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Many chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care usually 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 them to find 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 three 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 alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Moriarty Chiropractic always incorporates it in the Nashua chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Nashua chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional beneficial patient-controlled option is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Nashua chiropractic patients. Moriarty Chiropractic often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating 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. Each is different! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed earlier, experienced improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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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 and strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Moriarty Chiropractic will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention as well as sleep improvement.

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