physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May Ashburn back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Ashburn chiropractor knows all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn we try
to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer
and symptomatology to optimize the results of
exercise described 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
sedentary versus physically active.
Researchers in one study defined 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 a 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 shines even more in some
regards. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who tend to be more
sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active ones (those
who do 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) are more likely to have lower
levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics
need to be considered when treating back pain patients and
encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How
can Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn assist our more sedentary back pain patients?
these little bits of information is helpful! Your Ashburn
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 performed by a high level
scientific and well 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 found. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial
for managing chronic low back pain.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
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Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
what back pain patients can expect from care with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!
Schedule your next Ashburn
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Ashburn chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to walk the path to decreased
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.