Exercise Improves Sleep and Richmond Back Pain

July 31, 2018

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


What’s acknowledged about the sleep and pain connection? It is acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression affect the back pain patient’s state of mind. Experiencing Richmond back pain can be disheartening if it lasts for too long (more than 12 weeks) without relief as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all recommend exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep prevents these patients from being physically active. (2) Good question! Other researchers then reported 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 wants 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 widely recommended to Richmond back pain sufferers to help them find Richmond back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is written to be very useful in managing sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for only 8 weeks straight, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people from 1 to 91 years old found that better sleep quality is linked to routine physical activity. This study also found that patients over 40 years of age with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes experienced poorer sleep and yet they spent more time lying down. (3) As your Richmond back pain specialist, your Richmond chiropractor takes a look at 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.