Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some Vancouver back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Vancouver chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Vancouver Disc Centers we try
to pair the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to optimize 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?
How do you spend your non-work hours makes a difference! Let us first describe
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 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! When it comes
to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
regards. Vancouver Disc Centers knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a few things: more physically active folks (those
who do at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes
of vigorous physical activity a week) experience 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) are more likely to have lower
levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics
need to be considered when taking care of back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Vancouver Disc Centers assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Vancouver
chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts
on how we can help you!
EXERCISE IS EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level
scientific and very respected research group, exercise for chronic
low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving.
The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be good
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 care with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!
Set up your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Vancouver chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Vancouver Disc Centers is here to walk the road to less
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type
of physical activity that works for you.