physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some Fort Wayne back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor meets all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc we try
to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of
exercise shown in research studies to be beneficial
in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
What you do in your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first define
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study described physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 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 shines even more in some
regards. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 few things: more physically active ones (those
who perform 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 a day) are more likely to have lower
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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is helpful! Your Fort Wayne
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can help 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 repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
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 with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Fort Wayne chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to walk the road to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form
of physical activity that works for you.