Call us to set up an appointment! 815-385-0489

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

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic provide that attention! Women with back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain in older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our McHenry back pain patients.


McHenry chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the goal of care. Our patients often try other healthcare 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 new study reported that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the single intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We present this to encourage exercise for all our McHenry back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the beginning point!

CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and her treatment plan for its relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today.  We specially care for our female patients who experience 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!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
« View All Featured Exercises
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."