Exercise Improves Sleep and Fort Wayne Back Pain 07/31/2018Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What links them together? Exercise! Fort Wayne chiropractic patients come to realize that acting on this one little suggestion to exercise – even just walking! – in their Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan benefits in many ways. TOO LITTLE SLEEP, TOO MUCH PAIN What is known about the sleep and pain connection? It’s known that sleep disturbance and depression alter the back pain patient’s outlook on life. Having Fort Wayne back pain can be depressing if it lasts for too long (more than 12 weeks) without relief as seen in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all endorse exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep stops these patients from exercising. (2) Great question! Other researchers then described that such a disruption to sleep is associated with physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep permits the body to rest and regenerate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer takes on the next day with less than optimal ability. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc desires all Fort Wayne chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to cope with their Fort Wayne back pain and do what they can for Fort Wayne back pain relief. WHAT HELPS SLEEP AND PAIN Exercise is widely suggested to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers in aiding their path to Fort Wayne back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is stated to be quite useful in the management of 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 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 improved sleep quality is tied to habitual physical activity. This study also learned that patients over 40 years of age with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes experienced poorer sleep though they spent more time lying down. (3) As your Fort Wayne back pain specialist, your Fort Wayne chiropractor considers the whole Fort Wayne back pain patient and examines any and all factors when suggesting an exercise strategy personalized for each Fort Wayne back pain sufferer. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Together we can uncover the best way for a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer to get better sleep, back pain relief, and enjoy life just a bit more! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."