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 maximize 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
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?
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.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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
Make your next Toronto
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Toronto chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, trust
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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.