Pensacola Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is 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 LEVEL

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 ideas 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.

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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 treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

Make your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Pensacola chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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. 

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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