Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc provide
that attention! Women who experience back pain are a
special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are
happy to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Largo BACK PAIN
A recent report shared that low back
pain in older women is linked to 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 highlighted
that exercise improved these factors. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Largo back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Largo chiropractic patients with back pain want
pain relief. That is the objective 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 one
patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study found that these
options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease
as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics.
Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote
that the only intervention that demonstrated
sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended
was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the
practice of exercise for all our Largo back pain (and neck
pain) patients. Since this is an article focused
about women with low back pain, Hollstrom & Associates Inc urges
our female patients who are a little older
to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of lumbago suffered
by a patient and her treatment plan for pain
relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Largo
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here to take particular
care of our female patients who have 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 desired back pain
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