Eugene Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." Now, there is a title to a research paper! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic was even startled a bit, but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep moving forward! This is so real for middle- to older-age Eugene back and neck pain sufferers. Luckily, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to help.

ANTI-AGING EXERCISE BENEFITS

We all start considering anti-aging benefits at that certain age! One group of researchers stated that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and called for more research to gather knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks instead of just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic enthusiastically agrees! Walking is amazing! This an important message for all Eugene pain sufferers!

BENEFICIAL DAILY EXERCISE STEPS

Walk each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were studied. They wore an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were followed for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were examined in 2020 and 2021 to measure what, if any, association was found between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was part of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were described as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was linked to a decreased risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who walked 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who took less. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and encourages Eugene chiropractic patients to take walks as best they can. Any walk works!

EXERCISE HELPS COPING WITH PAIN

How do most Eugene back pain patients deal with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may express are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There’s no right or wrong answer. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees them all! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is by everyone’s side. We meet each back pain sufferer – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We create a treatment plan together. The researchers who came up with the above basic 5 categories of how sufferers manage chronic low back pain acknowledged how pain influences life. (3) So does Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Visiting our Eugene chiropractic office is a good step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while coping with the leg and foot pain numbness she had.

Set up your Eugene chiropractic appointment soon. We are ready to help you keep going, better manage your pain, and enjoy life fully!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.  
 
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