Baton Rouge Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some  Baton Rouge  back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Spine & Sports Rehab Center we try to pair the exercise option 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?

How do you spend your non-work hours impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first describe sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study defined physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 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 are all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some regards. Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who are more sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active folks (those who perform at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week) have a 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 lower 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center assist our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review performed 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 involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good 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 care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

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, trust Spine & Sports Rehab Center to walk the path to less back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Spine & Sports Rehab Center describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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