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Exercise Improves Sleep and Sitka Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What links them together? Exercise! Sitka chiropractic patients come to realize that following this one little suggestion to exercise – even just walking! – in their Sitka chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What’s acknowledged about the sleep and pain connection? It’s acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression influence the back pain patient’s state of mind. Having Sitka back pain can be disheartening if it goes on for too long (more than 12 weeks) without relief as seen in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all endorse exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep stops these patients from exercising. (2) Great question! Other researchers then reported that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and rejuventate for the next day’s adventures. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer takes on the next day with less than ideal ability. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka desires all Sitka chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to deal with their Sitka back pain and do what they can for Sitka back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly suggested to Sitka back pain sufferers to help them find Sitka back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is written to be quite useful in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a study of 26 chronic back pain patients who did stabilization exercise for just 8 weeks straight, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people aged 1 to 91 years found that better sleep quality is linked to routine physical activity. This study also learned that patients over 40 years of age with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep though they used more time lying down. (3) As your Sitka back pain specialist, your Sitka chiropractor considers the whole Sitka back pain patient and examines any and all factors when suggesting an exercise strategy individualized for each Sitka back pain sufferer.

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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka incorporates the suggestion to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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