Low back pain in older women demands some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers give it! Women with back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Vancouver BACK PAIN
A recent report shared that low back
pain among older women stems from abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women described in this study also
experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What links these issues together?
Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness clearly
linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased
mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized
that exercise improved these issues. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Vancouver back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Vancouver chiropractic patients with back pain want
pain relief. That is the aim of care. Our
patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for 1
patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study reported that these
options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction
as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat stats.
Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers explained
that the only 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 Vancouver back pain (and neck
pain) patients. Since this is an article focused
on women with low back pain, Vancouver Disc Centers urges
our older women patients
to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting
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relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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chiropractic appointment now. We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We
will 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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