Back pain is bothersome enough when it only lasts a short time. When it keeps coming back or doesn't ever really go away, it can really change your life. This is where spinal adjustments provided by your chiropractor can help alleviate the initial pain and help to prevent its recurrence.

In addition to spinal adjustments, gentle exercise can play an important role in reducing the pain and lowering your risk of suffering repeated episodes of pain. Exercise is one of those things you can do to help yourself in the healing process. Research continues to prove the benefits of physical activity for back pain.

New research suggests people who participate in regular physical activity, whether low-intensity activity such as walking or more intense pursuits such as athletics, are less likely to suffer chronic low back pain compared to less-active people. In fact, according to the research, which reviewed 36 studies involving more than 150,000 people (none of whom had back pain at the start of their respective study), the risk of experiencing chronic low back pain was 14 percent lower for moderately active people and 16 percent lower for highly active people, compared to the least active people.

If you are having back pain, please contact Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh (919-790-2288). Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dale Patrick to learn about the benefits of chiropractic and how staying active can not only help prevent back pain from becoming chronic, but also may help prevent it from happening in the first place.

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