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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Fort Wayne Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offer attention! Women with back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain in older women is linked to 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 tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise improved these issues. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Fort Wayne back pain patients.


Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with back pain want pain relief. That’s the aim of care. Our patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating 7 patients need to be treated for 1 patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. 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 came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Fort Wayne back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages our older female patients to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today.  We specially care for our female patients with 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 desired back pain relief!

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