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!
OLDER WOMEN AND Sitka BACK PAIN
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.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she shares treatment of lumbago suffered
by a patient and the treatment plan for pain
relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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
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