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Fort Wayne Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

November 09, 2021

Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some  Fort Wayne back pain sufferers are not exercisers 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 optimize the results of exercise shown 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 impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first define 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 a 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!


We are all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows a few 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 folks (those who perform at least 150 mins. 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 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 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 beneficial! Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your ideas on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review done 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 noted. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial for managing chronic low back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares what back pain patients can expect from care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!

Set up your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to walk the road to less back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.