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Sitka Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Sitka back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for relief of low back pain and its prevention…plus a new report reveals 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 study suggested long-term ways to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers itself as the Sitka back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Countless chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty standard routing. 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 have it done the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to get 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 option for chronic low back pain patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka always includes it in the Sitka chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Sitka chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled alternative is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many Sitka chiropractic patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young men and women. Each is different! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more often went to bed earlier, experienced improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is important for so many concerns!

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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 plus strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention as well as sleep improvement.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares new research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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