Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some Nashua back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by nature. (Are you?) Your Nashua chiropractor knows all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Moriarty Chiropractic we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to optimize the results 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 spent 3 hours of their leisure time per 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 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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY LEVEL
We’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 few things: more physically active folks (those who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins. 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 taking care of back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Moriarty Chiropractic assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Nashua chiropractor is here for 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 very respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving. The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good for managing 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 shares what back pain patients can expect from care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!
Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Nashua chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Moriarty Chiropractic to walk the road to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form of physical activity that works for you.