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

March 23, 2021

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic offer attention! Women who experience 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 ties these issues together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Nashua back pain patients.


Nashua chiropractic patients with back pain want pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating sever patients need to be treated for 1 patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study found that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the only intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Nashua back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Moriarty Chiropractic encourages our older women patients to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting point!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who have back pain! We will do our part in designing an individualized treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for best back pain relief!

Moriarty Chiropractic shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.