Southern New Hampshire Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

November 09, 2021

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who don’t enjoy physical activity! Some  Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor meets all types of back pain sufferers and knows a variety of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At New Hampshire Spine and Sport we try to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to optimize the outcomes 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?

What you do in 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 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 shines even more in some aspects. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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’s 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 mins. of vigorous physical activity a week) experience 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 New Hampshire Spine and Sport assist our more sedentary back pain sufferers? With hope, we share these bits of info that may help these little bits of information is helpful! Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is right here with you. Let us know your thoughts 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 involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise keeps showing itself to be beneficial 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!

Make your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. We are here for our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, know that New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We will find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.