Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some McHenry back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your McHenry chiropractor meets all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At OrthoIllinois Chiropractic we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes 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’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 a 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’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some
regards. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows a few chronic low back
pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a few things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins.
of vigorous physical activity a week) experience 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 a day) tend to have low
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 OrthoIllinois Chiropractic assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
With hope, we share these bits of info that may help
these little bits of information is helpful! Your McHenry
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 once again to be promisingly relieving.
The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
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what back pain patients can expect from treatment with The
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Schedule your next McHenry
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our McHenry chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to walk the road to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type
of physical activity that works for you.