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Tonawanda Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May  Tonawanda back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Tonawanda chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation we try to pair 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?

How do you spend your non-work hours impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first define sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study defined 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 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!


We are all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some regards. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows a few chronic low back pain patients are more prone to exercising and being physically active than others who are more sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active folks (those who do at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 mins. of vigorous physical activity per 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 per day) are more likely to have lesser 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 Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation assist our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Tonawanda chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your ideas on how we can assist you!


In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level scientific and very respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving. The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (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 collaboration!

Make your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Tonawanda chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to walk the path to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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