Groton Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Does exercise really work? Back pain sufferers wonder, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some  Groton back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Groton chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more interesting. At Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office we try to match the exercise routine to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to optimize the results of exercise described in research studies to be beneficial 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 define sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study described physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 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!


We are all different! Regarding back pain, the difference comes to light even more in some aspects. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a few things: more physically active ones (those who do 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) tend to have low levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics need to be considered when treating back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is beneficial! Your Groton chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level scientific and well 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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a partnership!

Set up your next Groton chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Groton chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to walk the road to less back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some type of physical activity that works for you. 

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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