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Latest News in Gentle Nashua Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

December 01, 2020

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Nashua chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to having their lives back. Moriarty Chiropractic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. Some recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Nashua back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to choose what exercise works for you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a beneficial combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they want. Moriarty Chiropractic knows not every exercise option may be our Nashua back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and Moriarty Chiropractic has them!


One group of researchers wrote that current evidence does not indicate that any single type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic chats with each Nashua back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be done. That’s the most important factor!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the benefit of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Moriarty Chiropractic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Moriarty Chiropractic shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.