Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers wonder,
especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May La Grande back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by
nature. (Are you?) Your La Grande chiropractor knows all types
of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity
options that may be more appealing. At Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC we try
to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient
and symptomatology to maximize the results of
exercise shown in research studies to be valuable
in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.
3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?
How do you spend your non-work hours makes a difference! Let’s first define
sedentary versus physically active.
Researchers in one study described physically active folks as
those who were more active in their leisure time. They devoted 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 compared
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
regards. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows some chronic low back
pain patients are more prone to exercising and
being physically active than others who are more
sedentary. What’s the difference in these folks? Researchers
found a couple things: more physically active ones (those
who perform at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes
of vigorous physical activity per week) experience lower
body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary
folks (those who perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary
activities per day) are more likely to have lower
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 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers?
these little bits of information is beneficial! Your La Grande
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 once again to be promisingly relieving.
The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes.
Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were noted. (3)
Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial
for dealing with chronic low back pain.
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Schedule your next La Grande
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our La Grande chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever
your physical activity level, know that Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to walk the road to reduced
back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form
of physical activity that works for you.