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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Fort Wayne back pain sufferers hear the advice to exercise often. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc recommends it, also. Exercise continues to show its benefit for relief of low back pain and its prevention…and a new report reveals benefit for improved sleep quality!


Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers investigate proposed long-term ways to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations along with manual therapy and massage. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers itself as the Fort Wayne back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Many chronic back pain sufferers take themselves to their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care usually involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to go through the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to report benefit. In this new study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated sustained chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc always incorporates it in the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled option is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc often hears our patients bring up sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young women and men. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more often went to bed early, had better sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that helped.

Set up your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention in addition to improved sleep.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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