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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Sitka Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offer attention! Women who experience back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported 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 described that muscle weakness directly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise improved these issues. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Sitka back pain patients.


Sitka 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 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for one patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study found that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the single 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 Sitka back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages our older female patients to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Make your Sitka chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients with back pain! We’ll do our part in designing an individualized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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