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

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!


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.


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 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 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 relief!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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