Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May Sandy Springs back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor knows all types
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Cross Chiropractic Center we try
to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to optimize the results of
exercise described in research studies to be valuable
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’s first describe
physically active versus sedentary.
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 per day being physically active. Sedentary
folks spent 3 hours or more per 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’re all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
aspects. Cross Chiropractic Center 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’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a few things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 minutes 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 per day) tend 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 Cross Chiropractic Center help our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is helpful! Your Sandy Springs
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can assist you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level
scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic
low back pain was shown once again to be promisingly relieving.
The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic 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 collaboration!
Schedule your next Sandy Springs
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Cross Chiropractic 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.