An Active Lifestyle Prevents Low Back Pain in Seniors

image0012Low back pain is one of the most common pain conditions in the older population (70 – 100 years of age) and a major cause of disability. It may exert a major impact on the daily lives of sufferers. An active lifestyle consisting of regular (once a week or more) long walks, bicycling, gardening, dance, gym and/or other exercise significantly reduces the risk of seniors developing low back pain.

It is never too late to start. The preventative effects of regular exercise range from a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, decreased incidence of Type II diabetes, decreased bone density loss, better quality of sleep and better cognitive function, including a lower risk of depression and dementia. Consult your chiropractor or medical doctor before starting a strenuous exercise program.