Latest News in Gentle Minster Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Minster chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Minster Chiropractic Center offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A few new insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Minster back pain patients’ consideration as it is up to you to select what exercise works for you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they so desire. Minster Chiropractic Center knows not every exercise option may be our Minster back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and Minster Chiropractic Center has them!


One group of researchers wrote that current evidence does not indicate that any single type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a major health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center talks with each Minster back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That’s the key!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the value of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Minster chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Minster Chiropractic Center’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Minster Chiropractic Center shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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