Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May Augusta back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by nature. (Are you?) Your Augusta chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer 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?
What you do in your non-work hours impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first describe physically active versus sedentary. Researchers in one study described 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 a 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 LEVEL
We’re all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference shines even more in some aspects. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active folks (those who do at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 mins. of vigorous physical activity per 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 a day) tend to have lesser 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic assist our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Augusta chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help 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 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 care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Set up your next Augusta chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Augusta chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to walk the path to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type of physical activity that works for you.