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!
OLDER WOMEN AND Brooks BACK PAIN
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.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she shares treatment of lumbago suffered
by a patient and her treatment plan for pain
relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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
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