An age-old chiropractic patient question: “What is the best exercise I can do to get rid of this back pain?”
We all want the one “correct” answer to make things better. We like to “just do it” and be finished. Knowing just what the right thing is is the issue even for researchers and for your Nashua chiropractor. The key for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is to get to know the patient. Moriarty Chiropractic gets to know each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may be most impactful. 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 few researchers analyzed 118 back pain exercise trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most effective exercise types for relieving pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates, core-based, and strength exercises. According to a special scoring system know as SUCRA which assesses the rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic will agree that those are extraordinary effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies highlight the effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients devoted 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 improved function better than general exercise. (3) And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and strength-based yoga showed itself to be a potential option to enhance related neuropathic pain, disability, and function in these patients by increasing mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic does not want to confuse you or lead you off track! We’ll just encourage you to try a few of our suggestions and see how good they help you.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient suffering with a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. The best answer to the most common question about which exercise is best: check the new research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and stabilization are much written about in the research. Which exercise will you do? That is the best one!