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

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 group of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


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.


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 point!

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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 relief!

Minster Chiropractic Center shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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