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
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 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 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?
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.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
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.