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Motivations Role in Sitka Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Pain is an unusual motivator. Pain may de-motivate one person (fear of pain, excuse to not do, reason to not exercise). Pain may motivate another person (fear of not doing, desire to do more, increased need to exercise). Back pain affects each Sitka back pain sufferer in a different way, too, when it comes to exercise for Sitka back pain relief. Your Sitka chiropractor knows this well. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka helps each Sitka back pain sufferer by starting where he or she is - motivated or not, fearful or not, exercise-craved or not – accept that exercise will relieve and even control and possibly keep at bay future episodes of back pain.


Often it comes down to communication. As your Sitka back pain specialist, your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka learns the best way to communicate with you about your back pain condition and how to help and combat its pain with exercise. One new research paper shows that communication increases exercise program adherence and clinical outcomes for women more so than men. (1) So your Sitka chiropractic back pain specialist at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will work hard on communicating with our Sitka chiropractic female patients to motivate them to exercise! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka promises!


Back pain and exercise avoidance kind of go together…for some Sitka back pain sufferers. You?  There are different exercise motivation profiles. What’s yours? Body concept, pain, disability, level of activity, and the type of exercise a back pain patient does all influence the back pain sufferer’s desire to engage with exercise. There are highly motivated back pain patients (29.1%), independently-convinced-that-exercise-will-help-them back pain patients (21.7%), controlled convinced patients who know exercise is good for them but do it only because they feel they have to (19.7%) and less motivated back pain sufferers (29.5%). Interestingly, competitive type athletes with back pain oftentimes will fall into the latter two groups who perform the recommended exercise only because they have to. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recognizes all of these types in daily Sitka chiropractic practice! No fear! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka comes up with fitting approaches for all these types to engage with exercise in a healthy way.


Matching lifestyle goals to activities is an effective way to inspire a back pain sufferer to exercise. (3) That makes sense to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka! We’ve seen it before. If we can get a Sitka back pain patient doing what she wants to do gets her motivated! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows that if a Sitka back pain patient doesn’t like doing squats, she won’t do them. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recognizes that if a Sitka back pain patient misses pushing his grandchild on the swing, he’ll exercise enough to get him back to being able to swing the grandkids. Right?! So what makes you tick? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will listen to you and work with you to figure out your exercise sweet spot, your exercise plan. It will make a significant difference in your back pain level, mood, outlook on life, body’s condition, engagement with life and family and friends. (3) Ready to start? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here for you!

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment today. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will communicate, motivate and care for you with chiropractic services to lessen your back pain and help you fend it off in the future in a way that works for you.

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