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Exercise Improves Sleep and La Grande Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What ties them together? Exercise! La Grande chiropractic patients come to know that following this one little recommendation to exercise – even just walking! – in their La Grande chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What’s recognized about the sleep and pain connection? It’s acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression alter the back pain patient’s state of mind. Having La Grande back pain can be depressing if it lasts for too long (more than 12 weeks) without respite as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all endorse exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers wondered if poor sleep stops these patients from exercising. (2) Good question! Other researchers then described that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and rejuventate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer undertakes the next day with less than optimal ability. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC desires all La Grande chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to deal with their La Grande back pain and do what they can for La Grande back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly recommended to La Grande back pain sufferers to help them find La Grande back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is reported to be quite valuable in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who did stabilization exercise for only 8 weeks in a row, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people aged 1 to 91 years discovered that better sleep quality is tied to routine physical activity. This study also found that patients over 40 years old with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep and yet they spent more time lying down. (3) As your La Grande back pain specialist, your La Grande chiropractor considers the whole La Grande back pain patient and studies any and all factors when recommending an exercise plan personalized for each La Grande back pain sufferer.

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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC incorporates the recommendation to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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