Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with West Des Moines Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa give it! Women who experience back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain among older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these issues 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 enhanced these issues. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our West Des Moines back pain patients.


West Des Moines chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That is the aim of care. Our patients frequently try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for 1 patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the single 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 West Des Moines back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that involves simple exercises as the starting point!

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Set up your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment now.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an individualized treatment plan and exercise guide to encourage you to do your part with exercise for best back pain relief!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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