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

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic offer attention! Women who suffer back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women described in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these issues together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise improved these issues. (1) Johnson Chiropractic  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Richmond back pain patients.


Richmond chiropractic patients with back pain seek pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our patients frequently 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 experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study found that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the only intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Richmond back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Johnson Chiropractic encourages our older women patients to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the starting point!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of a patient with lumbago and the treatment plan for its relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients with back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

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