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Montreal 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! May  Montreal back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Montreal chiropractor knows all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to optimize the results 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 makes a difference! 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 devoted 3 hours of their leisure time a 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 LEVEL

We’re all different! When it comes to back pain, the difference shines even more in some regards. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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’s the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active folks (those who perform at least 150 minutes 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 perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities per day) tend 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic help our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Montreal chiropractor is right here with 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 good for dealing with 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 discusses what back pain patients can expect from treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!

Set up your next Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for our Montreal chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to walk the road to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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