Paramus Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! Some  Paramus back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Paramus chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center we try to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer 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 impacts your back pain experience! Let us first describe sedentary versus physically active. 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 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 LEVEL

We’re all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows a few 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 mins. 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) are more likely 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 Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center help our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Paramus chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can assist 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 noted. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows 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 care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!

Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Paramus chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is here to walk the road to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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