Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center 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 Sandy Springs BACK PAIN
A recent study reported that low back
pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women included in this study also
experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together?
Muscle. Researchers explained 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 factors. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Sandy Springs back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Sandy Springs 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 indicating sever 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 often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction
as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics.
Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote
that the single intervention that showed
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 Sandy Springs back pain (and neck
pain) patients. Since this is an article focused
about women with low back pain, Cross Chiropractic Center urges
our older female patients
to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that includes simple exercises as the starting
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Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of a patient with lumbago and her treatment plan for its relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Sandy Springs
chiropractic appointment soon. We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an individualized
treatment plan and exercise guide to encourage
you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain
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