Latest News in Gentle Manchester Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Manchester chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries follows a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Manchester back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise suits you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and slightly superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they so desire. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows not every exercise option may be our Manchester back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are essential to participation...and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has them!


One group of researchers wrote that present evidence doesn’t suggest that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a major health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries chats with each Manchester back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That is the key!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the benefit of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Manchester chiropractic appointment now. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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