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Baton Rouge Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

October 05, 2021

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." Now, there’s a title to a research paper! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers was even startled a bit, but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep moving forward! This is never more real for middle- to older-age Baton Rouge back and neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to help.


We all start looking for anti-aging benefits at a certain age! One group of researchers wrote that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and called for more research to gain knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks rather than just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers enthusiastically agrees! Walking is great! This an important message for all Baton Rouge pain sufferers!


Walk each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were followed. They sported an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were followed for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were analyzed in 2020 and 2021 to see what, if any, association was found between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was part of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were described as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was associated with a decreased risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who took 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who walked less. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and urges Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to walk what they can. Any walk works!


How do most Baton Rouge back pain patients deal with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may say or feel are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There is no right or wrong answer. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees them all! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is by everyone’s side. We meet each back pain patient – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We build a treatment plan together. The researchers who formulated the above basic 5 categories of how sufferers deal with chronic low back pain acknowledged how pain impacts life. (3) So does Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Visiting our Baton Rouge chiropractic office is a good step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while coping with the leg and foot pain numbness she had.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. We are prepared to help you keep moving, better manage your pain, and enjoy life fully!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers urges exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.