Exercise Improves Sleep and Ottawa Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What links them together? Exercise! Ottawa chiropractic patients come to understand that following this one little suggestion to exercise – even just walking! – in their Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What is recognized about the sleep and pain connection? It is acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression affect the back pain patient’s outlook on life. Experiencing Ottawa back pain can be depressing if it continues for too long (more than 12 weeks) without help as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all recommend exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers questioned if poor sleep stops these patients from being physically active. (2) Good question! Other researchers then described that such a disruption to sleep is related to physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and regenerate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer attempts the next day with less than optimal capability. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider wants all Ottawa chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to deal with their Ottawa back pain and do what they can for Ottawa back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly suggested to Ottawa back pain sufferers to help them find Ottawa back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is stated to be quite useful in managing sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who did stabilization exercise for only 8 weeks straight, everything got better: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people from 1 to 91 years old found that better sleep quality is linked to habitual physical activity. This study also learned that patients over 40 years of age with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes had poorer sleep and yet they used more time lying down. (3) As your Ottawa back pain specialist, your Ottawa chiropractor takes a look at the whole Ottawa back pain patient and examines any and all factors when recommending an exercise strategy individualized for each Ottawa back pain sufferer.

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The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider incorporates the suggestion to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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