Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center give it! Women who experience back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we are
happy to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Lynchburg BACK PAIN
A recent study reported that low back
pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women included in this study also
experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What ties these issues together?
Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly
tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced
mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized
that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Lynchburg back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Lynchburg chiropractic patients with back pain want
pain relief. That is the objective of care. Our
patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for 1
patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these
options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction
as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats.
Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote
that the single intervention that demonstrated
sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended
was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the
practice of exercise for all our Lynchburg back pain (and neck
pain) patients. For purposes of this article
about women with low back pain, Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages
our female patients who are a little older
to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning
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Michael Johnson as she shares treatment of a patient with lumbago and her treatment plan for its relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Set up your Lynchburg
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here to take special
care of our female patients with back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an individualized
treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for best back pain
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