physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some Richmond back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Richmond chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Johnson Chiropractic we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
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?
How do you spend your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first describe
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study described 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 contrasted
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! Regarding back pain, the difference shines even more in some
aspects. Johnson Chiropractic knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who tend to be more
sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active folks (those
who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins.
of vigorous physical activity a week) have a lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who spend more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities per day) are more likely to have low
levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics
need to be considered when treating back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Johnson Chiropractic help our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Richmond
chiropractor is right here with 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 found. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial
for managing chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
what back pain patients can expect from care with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!
Make your next Richmond
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Richmond chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Johnson Chiropractic is here to walk the road to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.