Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May West Des Moines back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows all types
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Executive Chiropractic of Iowa we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of
exercise described 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 impacts
your back pain experience! Let us first describe
sedentary versus physically active.
Researchers in one study described physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 3
hours of their leisure time a 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!
ACTIVE AND SEDENTARY BACK PAIN SUFFERERS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
We’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference shines even more in some
aspects. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being 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 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes
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 per day) tend to have lesser
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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 West Des Moines
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can assist you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
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 consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
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Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Schedule your next West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our West Des Moines chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to walk the path to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type
of physical activity that works for you.