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

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center give it! Women who suffer 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 in 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 links these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Pflugerville back pain patients.


Pflugerville chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the goal of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for one patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction 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 demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Pflugerville back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Pflugerville Wellness Center urges our older women patients to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that involves simple exercises as the starting point!

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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 lumbago suffered by a patient and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment now.  We specially care for our female patients who have back pain! We’ll do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Pflugerville Wellness Center shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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