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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Brooks Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic provide that attention! Women who experience back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise improved these issues. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Brooks back pain patients.


Brooks chiropractic patients with back pain seek pain relief. That’s the objective of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating sever patients need to be treated for 1 patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the only intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Brooks back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article about women with low back pain, Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages our older women patients to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment plan that involves simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment soon.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an individualized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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