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!
OLDER WOMEN AND Pflugerville BACK PAIN
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.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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
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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 her treatment plan for pain
relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Pflugerville
chiropractic appointment now. We are here to take special
care of 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
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