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Augusta Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

February 23, 2021

Exercise. Augusta back pain sufferers get the advice to exercise often. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report shows benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers examine proposed long-term ways to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is the Augusta back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care typically involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious 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 find benefit. In this new 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 demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic always incorporates it in the Augusta chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractic patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 features some interesting findings in young women and men. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, experienced improved sleep quality, and reported 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 and strengthening exercise that helped.

Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention in addition to improved sleep.

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