Low back pain in older women demands some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries provide
that attention! Women with back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we are
happy to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Manchester BACK PAIN
A recent study reported that low back
pain in 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 concerns together?
Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly
tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased
mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized
that exercise improved these issues. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Manchester back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Manchester chiropractic patients with back pain desire
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 recent study reported that these
options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease
as demonstrated 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 came to an end
was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the
practice of exercise for all our Manchester back pain (and neck
pain) patients. Since this is an article focused
about women with low back pain, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages
our female patients who are a little older
to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning
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Set up your Manchester
chiropractic appointment soon. We specially care for our female patients with back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an individualized
treatment plan and exercise program to encourage
you to do your part with exercise for best back pain
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