physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some Eugene back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your Eugene chiropractor meets all types
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic we try
to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to optimize the results 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 impacts
your back pain experience! Let us first define
physically active versus sedentary.
Researchers in one study defined 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 per 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
regards. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active folks (those
who perform at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes
of vigorous physical activity per week) have a lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who perform 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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Eugene
chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas
on how we can assist 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 noted. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 collaboration!
Set up your next Eugene
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Eugene chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to walk the path to less
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.