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Latest News in Gentle Brooks Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Brooks chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Soft Health and Healing Clinic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple new insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Brooks back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to choose what exercise suits you!

WALKING AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Gentle Exercise Options

Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a beneficial combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they want. Soft Health and Healing Clinic understands that not every exercise option may be our Brooks back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and Soft Health and Healing Clinic has them!

MOTOR CONTROL EXERCISES

One group of researchers wrote that current evidence doesn’t propose that any one form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic chats with each Brooks back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be done. That is the most important factor!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the value of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Brooks chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Soft Health and Healing Clinic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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