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Brooks Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Brooks back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Soft Health and Healing Clinic recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report shows benefit for improved sleep quality!

EXERCISE FOR RELIEF OF THE BURDEN OF LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers analyze proposed long-term methods to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations along with manual therapy and massage. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers itself as the Brooks back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers go.

BACK PAIN SPECIALIST’S PLAN FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF ADDS EXERCISE

Countless chronic back pain sufferers take themselves to their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is an interesting statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to report benefit. In this new study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that showed continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a useful, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic always incorporates it in the Brooks chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Brooks chiropractic patients’ hands.

WHAT ABOUT SLEEP AND EXERCISE?

An additional beneficial patient-controlled alternative is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Brooks chiropractic patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic often hears our patients bring up sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young men and women. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, had improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Soft Health and Healing Clinic will keep sharing for back pain relief and prevention as well as sleep improvement.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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