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Exercise Improves Sleep and McHenry Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What ties them together? Exercise! McHenry chiropractic patients come to know that acting on this one little recommendation to exercise – even just walking! – in their McHenry chiropractic treatment plan benefits in many ways.


What is known about the sleep and pain connection? It’s known that sleep disturbance and depression alter the back pain patient’s state of mind. Experiencing McHenry back pain can be disheartening if it continues for too long (more than 12 weeks) without relief as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all recommend exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers wondered if poor sleep stops these patients from exercising. (2) Great question! Other researchers then described that such a disruption to sleep is associated with physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep permits the body to rest and regenerate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer tackles the next day with less than optimal capability. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic wants all McHenry chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to deal with their McHenry back pain and do what they can for McHenry back pain relief.


Exercise is widely suggested to McHenry back pain sufferers in aiding their path to McHenry back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is reported to be quite useful in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a study of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for only 8 weeks straight, everything got better: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people aged 1 to 91 years found that improved sleep quality is tied to routine physical activity. This study also found that patients over 40 years old with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep though they spent more time lying down. (3) As your McHenry back pain specialist, your McHenry chiropractor takes a look at the whole McHenry back pain patient and studies any and all factors when recommending an exercise plan personalized for each McHenry back pain sufferer.

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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic incorporates the recommendation to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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