Latest News in Gentle Sandy Springs Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Sandy Springs chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Cross Chiropractic Center has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Sandy Springs back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to choose 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 for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they so desire. Cross Chiropractic Center knows not every exercise option may be our Sandy Springs back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Cross Chiropractic Center has them!


One group of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence does not propose that any one form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option 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) Cross Chiropractic Center chats with each Sandy Springs back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be performed. 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 advantage of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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

Cross Chiropractic Center 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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