Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic provide
that attention! Women with back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND McHenry BACK PAIN
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) Spengel Chiropractic sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our McHenry back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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 7 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, Spengel 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
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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 are here to take special
care of 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
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