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

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!


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.


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 point!

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Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment now.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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