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Baton Rouge Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

November 09, 2021

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May  Baton Rouge back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of exercise described 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 impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first define physically active versus sedentary. Researchers in one study defined physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 3 hours of their leisure time a 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 compared 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!


We’re all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some regards. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who are more sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active ones (those who perform at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week) experience lower body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary folks (those who spend more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities a day) tend to have lesser levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics need to be considered when treating back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers help our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your ideas on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review done by a high level scientific and very respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown once again to be 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 beneficial for dealing with chronic low back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses what back pain patients can expect from treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Baton Rouge chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to walk the path to less back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.