An age-old chiropractic
patient question: ”Just tell me what exercise to do to get rid of this back
pain, and I’ll do it!”
We all want the one “right” answer to make
things better. We prefer to “just do it” and be done. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Pflugerville chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is understanding the patient. Pflugerville Wellness Center gets to understand
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
make the most difference. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers struggle to know what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A few
researchers analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They discovered that the most
effective exercise methods for getting rid of
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found
that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system know as SUCRA which measures the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center will
agree that those are impressive effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to establishing the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain explained that Pilates had
the highest probability of decreasing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for enhancing
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for enhancing mental health. (2) Pilates won again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise decreased
pain more and enhanced function better than general exercise. (3)
And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and
strength-based yoga proved itself to be a likely
option to enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center
doesn’t want to perplex you or lead you astray! We’ll just encourage you to try
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient suffering with
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment today. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: check the new
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That is the best one!