Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic offer attention! Women with back pain are a
special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are
happy to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Burlington and Hamilton BACK PAIN
A recent report shared that low back
pain among older women stems from abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women described in this study also
experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together?
Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly
linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased
mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized
that exercise improved these issues. (1) Spinal Care Clinic sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients with back pain seek
pain relief. That’s the objective of care. Our
patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for 1
patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these
options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease
as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats.
Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote
that the one intervention that showed
sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended
was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the
practice of exercise for all our Burlington and Hamilton back pain (and neck
pain) patients. Since this is an article focused
on women with low back pain, Spinal Care Clinic urges
our older women patients
to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that includes 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 a patient with lumbago and her treatment plan for pain
relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment now. We specially care for our female patients with back pain! We
will do our part in designing an individualized
treatment plan and exercise program to encourage
you to do your part with exercise for best back pain
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