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Toronto Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May  Toronto back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Toronto chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes of exercise shown in research studies to be beneficial 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 us first describe 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 per 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 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 LEVEL

We’re all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference shines even more in some regards. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week) have a 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Toronto 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 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 noted. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be good for managing chronic low back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares what back pain patients can expect from treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a joint venture!

Make your next Toronto chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Toronto chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is here to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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