Motivations Role in Georgetown Exercise for Back Pain Relief

July 18, 2017

Pain is an unusual motivator. Pain may de-motivate one person (fear of pain, excuse to not do, reason to not exercise). Pain may motivate another person (fear of not doing, desire to do more, increased need to exercise). Back pain affects each Georgetown back pain sufferer in a different way, too, when it comes to exercise for Georgetown back pain relief. Your Georgetown chiropractor knows this well. Dr. Butwell helps each Georgetown back pain sufferer by starting where he or she is - motivated or not, fearful or not, exercise-craved or not – come to terms with exercise that will relieve and even control and possibly hold off future episodes of back pain.


Often it comes down to communication. As your Georgetown back pain specialist, your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell learns the best way to communicate with you about your back pain condition and how to help and relieve its pain with exercise. One new research paper shows that communication increases exercise program adherence and clinical outcomes for women more so than men. (1) So your Georgetown chiropractic back pain specialist at Dr. Butwell will work hard on communicating with our Georgetown chiropractic female patients to motivate them to exercise! Dr. Butwell promises!


Back pain and exercise avoidance kind of go together…for some Georgetown back pain sufferers. You?  There are different exercise motivation profiles. What is yours? Body concept, pain, disability, level of activity, and the type of exercise a back pain patient does all influence the back pain sufferer’s wanting to engage with exercise. There are highly motivated back pain patients (29.1%), independently-convinced-that-exercise-will-help-them back pain patients (21.7%), controlled convinced patients who know exercise is good for them but do it only because they feel they have to (19.7%) and less motivated back pain sufferers (29.5%). Interestingly, competitive type athletes with back pain oftentimes will fall into the latter two groups who do the prescribed exercise only because they have to. (2) Dr. Butwell is well aware all of these types in day-to-day Georgetown chiropractic practice! No concern! Dr. Butwell designs appropriate approaches for all these types to engage with exercise in a healthy way.


Matching lifestyle goals to activities is an effective way to get a back pain sufferer to exercise. (3) That makes sense to Dr. Butwell! We have witnessed it before. If we can get a Georgetown back pain patient doing what he wants to do gets him motivated! Dr. Butwell knows that if a Georgetown back pain patient does not like to lift weights, he won’t lift weights. Dr. Butwell knows that if a Georgetown back pain patient misses pushing his grandchild on the swing, he’ll exercise enough to get him back to swinging the grandkids. Right?! So what motivates you? Dr. Butwell will listen to you and work with you to figure out your exercise sweet spot, your exercise plan. It’ll make a significant difference in your back pain level, mood, outlook on life, body’s condition, engagement with life and family and friends. (3) Ready to start? Dr. Butwell is here for you!

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment today. Dr. Butwell will communicate, motivate and care for you with chiropractic services to ease your back pain and help you fend it off in the future in a way that pushes you.