physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May Largo back pain sufferers are not exercisers by
nature. (Are you?) Your Largo chiropractor meets all sorts
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more interesting. At Hollstrom & Associates Inc we try
to pair the exercise option to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes 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?
What you do in your non-work hours makes a difference! Let’s first describe
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 a day of their leisure time sitting.
Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain contrasted
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
aspects. Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active folks (those
who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes
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 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Largo
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 again as promisingly relieving.
The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3)
Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be good
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
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what back pain patients can expect from care via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!
Schedule your next Largo
chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Largo chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to walk the road to less
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form
of physical activity that works for you.