Low back pain in older women demands some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre give it! Women who suffer back pain are a
special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND Vancouver BACK PAIN
A recent report shared that low back
pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women described in this study also
experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What links these concerns together?
Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly
linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased
mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted
that exercise improved these factors. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Vancouver back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
Vancouver chiropractic patients with back pain seek
pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our
patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for 1
patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study found that these
options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease
as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats.
Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote
that the one intervention that demonstrated
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 Vancouver back pain (and neck
pain) patients. For purposes of this article
on women with low back pain, Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges
our older women patients
to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment
plan that includes simple exercises as the beginning
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treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for desired back pain
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