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Exercise Improves Sleep and Richmond Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What ties them together? Exercise! Richmond chiropractic patients come to realize that following this one little suggestion to exercise – even just walking! – in their Richmond chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What’s recognized about the sleep and pain connection? It’s acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression influence the back pain patient’s outlook on life. Having Richmond back pain can be depressing if it lasts for too long (more than 12 weeks) without respite as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all endorse exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep prevents these patients from exercising. (2) Great question! Other researchers then described that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and rejuventate for the next day’s adventures. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer undertakes the next day with less than ideal ability. Johnson Chiropractic desires all Richmond chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to cope with their Richmond back pain and do what they can for Richmond back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly suggested to Richmond back pain sufferers in aiding their path to Richmond back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is reported to be very useful in managing sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a study of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for just 8 weeks in a row, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people from 1 to 91 years old discovered that better sleep quality is linked to habitual physical activity. This study also found that patients over 40 years old with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep though they used more time lying down. (3) As your Richmond back pain specialist, your Richmond chiropractor considers the whole Richmond back pain patient and examines any and all factors when suggesting an exercise plan individualized for each Richmond back pain sufferer.

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Johnson Chiropractic incorporates the recommendation to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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