The long-standing chiropractic
client question: “What is the best exercise I can do to get rid
of this back pain?”
We all want the one “right” answer to make
things better. We like to “just do it” and be done. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is getting to know the patient. Spinal Care Clinic gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might
be most beneficial. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers struggle to know what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, too. A few
researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed that the most
effective exercise modes for relieving
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated
that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a special scoring
system called SUCRA which assesses the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Spinal Care Clinic will
agree that those are notable effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies feature the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to determining the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain explained that Pilates had
the highest probability of easing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for enhancing
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for making
better mental health. (2) Pilates came out ahead again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise reduced
pain more and improved function better than general exercise. (3)
And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and
strength-based yoga showed itself to be a potential
option to enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by boosting
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Spinal Care Clinic
doesn’t want to perplex you or lead you astray! We will just urge you to try
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient suffering with
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: read the new
research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are much written about in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That’s the best one!