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

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!


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 linked 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.


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 urges 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 point!

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Set up your Manchester chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take particular care of 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 relief!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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