physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May San Jose back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your San Jose chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Chiropractic Solutions we try
to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes 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 makes a difference! Let us first define
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 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 contrasted
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 are all different! When it comes
to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
regards. Chiropractic Solutions 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 do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins.
of vigorous physical activity per 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) tend 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 Chiropractic Solutions 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 San Jose
chiropractor is right here with 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 consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint
Set up your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every San Jose chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Chiropractic Solutions is here to walk the road to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.