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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

February 23, 2021

Exercise. Baton Rouge back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report reveals benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers investigate suggested long-term ways to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers itself as the Baton Rouge back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is an interesting statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this new study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that showed sustained chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers always incorporates it in the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ hands.


Another advantageous patient-controlled option is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. An interesting study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young women and men. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, experienced better sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is important for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and strengthening exercise that helped.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.