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 “correct” answer to make
things better. We prefer to “just do it” and be done. Knowing
just what the right thing is is the issue even for
researchers and for your McHenry chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is understanding the patient. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might
be most beneficial. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A group of them reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed that the most
effective exercise methods for getting rid of
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 unique 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 likeliness of reducing
pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will
agree that those are impressive effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on 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 explained 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 improving mental health. (2) Pilates won again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise reduced
pain more and enhanced 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
doesn’t want to confuse you or lead you astray! We will just encourage you to try
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient experiencing
a lumbar disc herniation.
Make your McHenry chiropractic
appointment now. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: check the most recent
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which one
will you do? That is the best one!