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Motivation’s Role in New York Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Pain is an odd 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 New York back pain sufferer in a different way, too, when it comes to exercise for New York back pain relief. Your New York chiropractor knows this well. Dr. Gary Stefanick helps each New York 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 fend off future episodes of back pain.


Often it comes down to communication. As your New York back pain specialist, your New York chiropractor at Dr. Gary Stefanick learns the most appropriate way to communicate with you about your back pain condition and how to help and combat its pain with exercise. One new research paper reveals that communication develops exercise program adherence and clinical outcomes for women more effectively than men. (1) So your New York chiropractic back pain specialist at Dr. Gary Stefanick will work hard on communicating with our New York chiropractic female patients to motivate them to exercise! Dr. Gary Stefanick promises!


Back pain and exercise avoidance kind of go together…for some New York back pain sufferers. You?  There are different exercise motivation profiles. What’s 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 desire to 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 sometimes fall into the latter two groups who perform the recommended exercise only because they have to. (2) Dr. Gary Stefanick is well aware all of these types in daily New York chiropractic practice! No concern! Dr. Gary Stefanick crafts appropriate approaches for all these types to engage with healing and relieving exercise.


Matching lifestyle goals to activities is a good way to get a back pain sufferer to exercise. (3) That makes sense to Dr. Gary Stefanick! We’ve witnessed it before. If we can get a New York back pain patient to do what he wants to do gets him motivated! Dr. Gary Stefanick knows that if a New York back pain patient does not like doing squats, she won’t do them. Dr. Gary Stefanick knows that if a New York back pain patient misses being able to push his grandchild on the swing, he’ll exercise sufficiently to get him back to being able to swing the grandkids. Yes?! So what makes you tick? Dr. Gary Stefanick will listen to you and work with you to discover your exercise sweet spot, your exercise plan. It’ll make a big 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. Gary Stefanick is here for you!

Schedule your New York chiropractic appointment today. Dr. Gary Stefanick will communicate, motivate and treat you with chiropractic care to lessen your back pain and help you fend it off in the future in a way that works for you.

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