physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May Sitka back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Sitka chiropractor knows all types
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to maximize the results of
exercise shown in research studies to be valuable
in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
What you do in your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first define
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study described physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 3
hours of their leisure time per day being physically active. Sedentary
folks spent 3 hours or more a day of their leisure time sitting.
Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain contrasted
with more sedentary folks. (1) Takeaway: Be more physically active in your
off-time! Like gardening? Garden! Like walking? Walk! Like talking? Take a walk
with a friend, and talk!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
We are all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference shines even more in some
aspects. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins.
of vigorous physical activity a week) have a lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities a day) are more likely to have low
levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics
need to be considered when taking care of back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka help our more sedentary back pain patients?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Sitka
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can assist you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review done by a high level
scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic
low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving.
The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good
for managing chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
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what back pain patients can expect from care via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Make your next Sitka
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Sitka chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to walk the path to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type
of physical activity that works for you.