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!
OLDER WOMEN AND West Des Moines BACK PAIN
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.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
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 older women patients
to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment
plan that involves simple exercises as the starting
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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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
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