physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May Pensacola back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Pensacola chiropractor meets all types
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center we try
to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to maximize the results of
exercise described in research studies to be beneficial
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 describe
sedentary versus physically active.
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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
We are all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference shines even more in some
aspects. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being 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 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes
of vigorous physical activity a week) have a lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities a day) are more likely to have lower
levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics
need to be considered when taking care of back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is helpful! Your Pensacola
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts
on how we can assist you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review done by a high level
scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic
low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving.
The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal 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 treatment via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint
Make your next Pensacola
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Pensacola chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to walk the road to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type
of physical activity that works for you.