"I can't walk my dog anymore. It might hurt my back."
This is a common fear-avoidance comment from a Manchester back pain sufferer. It's natural! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hears it all the time, but your Manchester chiropractor encourages you to exercise, to move, to see that you can still do some normal day to day activities.
A fascinating study looked at patients with low back pain who either followed a protocol of pilates (specific trunk exercise) or stationary bike cycling for 8 weeks. The follow-up results at 6 months showed no significant variance between the patients who did the bike or the pilates; both groups showed improvement. At 8-weeks, disability was significantly lower in the pilates group compared to the bike group. Pain was notedly lower for the pilates group participants. Fear-avoidance behaviors were less at 8 weeks for the pilates group and at 6 months for the exercise bike group. Bottomline from the researchers: just do some exercise. (1) Pick some form of exercise - pilates, at-home exercise, walking, treadmill, yoga - and keep at it. It can't help if you don't do it.
"Doc, I feel great. I can walk my dog around the block and not hurt!"
That's what Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries wants to hear. Your Manchester chiropractor feels wholeheartedly that you can do what you want if you exercise and keep doing! So contact Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today to see what type of exercise will work for you.
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