Plainville Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some  Plainville back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Plainville chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Layden 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 valuable 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 define sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study described 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 a 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 are all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some regards. Layden Chiropractic knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be 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 ones (those who do at least 150 mins. 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 perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities per day) are more likely to have low 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 Layden Chiropractic help our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Plainville chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts 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 noted. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial 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 treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

Set up your next Plainville chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Plainville chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Layden Chiropractic is here to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

 
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