Fort Wayne Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level11/09/2021Is 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 LEVEL 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 venture! 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. « 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."