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

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Sitka chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Sitka back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to choose what exercise suits you!


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 slightly 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 CLBP 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 equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they want. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows not every exercise option may be our Sitka back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has them!


One set of researchers wrote that current evidence doesn’t suggest that any one form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a significant health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be 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 alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka chats with each Sitka back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That’s the key!

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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 advantage of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares new research-documented 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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