Southern New Hampshire Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

February 23, 2021

Exercise. Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise often. New Hampshire Spine and Sport recommends it, also. Exercise continues to show its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…and a new report reveals benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers investigate suggested long-term methods to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the Southern New Hampshire back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers find themselves going to their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care typically involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to have it done the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to find benefit. In this recent 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 three options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated sustained chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport always incorporates it in the Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled option is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is rejuvenating for the body and the mind. Exercise is often 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 often went to bed earlier, had better sleep quality, and reported 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 lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation New Hampshire Spine and Sport will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.