Low back pain in older women demands some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center offer attention! Women who suffer back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Minster BACK PAIN
A recent study reported that low back
pain in older women stems from abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women included in this study also
experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What links these issues together?
Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly
tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced
mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted
that exercise improved these issues. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Minster back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Minster chiropractic patients with back pain want
pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our
patients frequently see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 indicating 7 patients need to be treated for 1
patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A new 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 ended
was exercise. (2) We present this to encourage exercise for all our Minster back pain (and neck
pain) patients. For purposes of this article
about women with low back pain, Minster Chiropractic Center encourages
our older women patients
to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning
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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 Minster
chiropractic appointment today. We specially care for our female patients who experience 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 optimal back pain
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