Manchester Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is exercise really all that? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May  Manchester back pain sufferers are not physical activity ‘junkies’ by nature. (Are you?) Your Manchester chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 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 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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows a few chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be 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 perform at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a 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 a 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries help our more sedentary back pain patients? With hope, we share these bits of info that may help these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Manchester chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your ideas on how we can assist you!


In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown again as promisingly relieving. The review consisted of 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial for managing chronic low back pain.

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Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Manchester chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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