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Sitka Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." Now, there’s a title to a research paper! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka was even startled a bit, but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep moving forward! This is never more real for middle- to older-age Sitka back and neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to help.


We all start looking for anti-aging benefits at that certain age! One group of researchers wrote that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and called for more research to gather knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks rather than just looking for pharmaceuticals. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka wholeheartedly agrees! Walking is amazing! This an important message for all Sitka pain sufferers!


Take a walking stroll each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were studied. They wore an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were monitored for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were analyzed in 2020 and 2021 to measure what, if any, association was made between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was part of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were described as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was linked to a reduced risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who walked 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who took less. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and urges Sitka chiropractic patients to walk what they can. Any walk works!


How do most Sitka back pain patients cope with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may express are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There’s no proper answer. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees them all! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is by everyone’s side. We meet each back pain sufferer – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We create a treatment plan together. The researchers who came up with the above basic 5 categories of how sufferers deal with chronic low back pain recognized how pain influences life. (3) So does Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Coming to our Sitka chiropractic office is a positive step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while coping with the leg and foot pain numbness she had.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment soon. We are prepared to help you keep moving, better cope with your pain, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.  
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