Sandy Springs Exercise for Back Pain Relief: Whats Best? Good Question!

The long-standing chiropractic client question: ”Just tell me what exercise to do to get rid of this back pain, and I’ll do it!”

We all want the one “right” answer to make things better. We like to “just do it” and be done. Recognizing just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for researchers and for your Sandy Springs chiropractor. The key for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is to get to know the patient. Cross Chiropractic Center gets to understand each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might be most impactful. Our chiropractic services are here to help. 

WHAT TO DO?

Researchers grapple with knowing what the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, too. A few researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed that the most effective exercise methods for relieving pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates, core-based, and strength exercises. According to a special scoring system know as SUCRA which measures the rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center will agree that those are impressive effectiveness scores!

BUT WHAT ABOUT…?

Other studies highlight the effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated to establishing the effectiveness of exercise for non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had the highest probability of decreasing pain, resistance training and stabilization/motor control exercise for enhancing physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for enhancing mental health. (2) Pilates came out ahead again! Then, in a 414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise decreased pain more and improved function better than general exercise. (3) And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and strength-based yoga proved itself to be a potential option to improve related neuropathic pain, disability, and function in these patients by increasing mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center does not want to puzzle you or lead you off track! We’ll just encourage you to attempt a few of our recommendations and see how good they help you.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient experiencing a lumbar disc herniation.

Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment now. The best answer to the big question about which exercise is best: read the most recent research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise will you do? That’s the best one!

Cross Chiropractic Center applauds the question from our back pain sufferers who want to know which exercise is optimal to get rid of pain: Pilates, yoga, strength, core, aerobic, etc.? 
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