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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
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?
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!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
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.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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
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.