"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." How’s that for a
title to a paper?! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic was even startled a bit,
but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all
have to keep going forward! This is so true
for middle- to older-age McHenry back and neck pain sufferers. Luckily,
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here for you.
ANTI-AGING EXERCISE BENEFITS
We all start considering anti-aging
benefits at a certain age! One group of researchers wrote
that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and called
for more research to gain knowledge of just how molecular
mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks instead of just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic wholeheartedly agrees! Walking is great!
This an important message for all McHenry pain
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 followed. They sported
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 see what, if any, association was found between steps-per-day
and all-mortality death risk. This study was a portion 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 associated
with a reduced risk of mortality in black and
white women and men in middle-age who took 7000 steps or more a
day compared with those who walked less. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees
how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and urges
McHenry chiropractic patients to walk what
they can. Any walk will do!
EXERCISE HELPS COPING WITH PAIN
How do most McHenry back pain patients cope
with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may say or
feel 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 is no right or
wrong answer. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees them all! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is by
everyone’s side. We meet each back pain patient
– old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We create a
treatment plan together. The researchers who formulated the
above basic 5 categories of how patients deal with
chronic low back pain recognized how pain impacts
life. (3) So does OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Coming to our
McHenry chiropractic office is a positive step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 managing the leg and foot pain
numbness she experienced.
Schedule your McHenry
chiropractic appointment today. We are ready to
help you keep moving, better manage your pain, and
enjoy life fully!