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

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!


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.


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 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 shares treatment of a patient with lumbago and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Set up your Vancouver 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 relief!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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