"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.
ANTI-AGING EXERCISE BENEFITS
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
BENEFICIAL DAILY EXERCISE STEPS
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!
EXERCISE HELPS COPING WITH PAIN
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!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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!