Exercise Improves Sleep and West Des Moines Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What links them together? Exercise! West Des Moines chiropractic patients come to understand that following this one little recommendation to exercise – even just walking! – in their West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What’s known about the sleep and pain connection? It’s known that sleep disturbance and depression affect the back pain patient’s outlook on life. Having West Des Moines back pain can be disheartening if it continues for too long (more than 12 weeks) without help as seen in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all recommend exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep prevents these patients from exercising. (2) Good question! Other researchers then related that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and regenerate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer tackles the next day with less than ideal ability. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa wants all West Des Moines chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to cope with their West Des Moines back pain and do what they can for West Des Moines back pain relief.


Exercise is widely suggested to West Des Moines back pain sufferers in aiding their path to West Des Moines back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is stated to be quite useful in managing sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for just 8 weeks in a row, everything got better: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people from 1 to 91 years old found that better sleep quality is linked to habitual physical activity. This study also learned that patients over 40 years of age with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep though they spent more time lying down. (3) As your West Des Moines back pain specialist, your West Des Moines chiropractor considers the whole West Des Moines back pain patient and studies any and all factors when suggesting an exercise strategy personalized for each West Des Moines back pain sufferer.

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Executive Chiropractic of Iowa incorporates the suggestion to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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