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!
OLDER WOMEN AND Richmond BACK PAIN
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.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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
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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
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