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Millville Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! May  Millville back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Millville chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Wilson Family Chiropractic we try to pair the exercise routine to the chronic back pain patient and symptomatology to maximize the outcomes of exercise shown in research studies to be beneficial 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’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!


We’re all different! Regarding back pain, the difference shines even more in some aspects. Wilson Family Chiropractic knows a few chronic low back pain patients are more prone to exercising and being 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 perform at least 150 minutes 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 a 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 taking care of back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Wilson Family Chiropractic assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Millville chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas on how we can assist you!


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 found. (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 with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!

Set up your next Millville chiropractic appointment soon. We are here for every Millville chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Wilson Family Chiropractic to walk the path to reduced back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Wilson Family Chiropractic describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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