Pflugerville Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May  Pflugerville back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Pflugerville chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Pflugerville Wellness Center we try to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of exercise described 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 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 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 LEVEL

We are all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. Pflugerville Wellness Center 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’s 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 a day) tend to have lesser 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center help our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Pflugerville 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 done 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 found. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good for dealing with 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 discusses what back pain patients can expect from care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Pflugerville chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Pflugerville Wellness Center 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. 

 
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