Latest News in Gentle Fort Wayne Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief12/01/2020Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Fort Wayne chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to having their lives back. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc follows a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often involves chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. Some new insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Fort Wayne back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise works for you! WALKING AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Gentle Exercise Options Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands that not every exercise option may be our Fort Wayne back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has them! MOTOR CONTROL EXERCISES One group of researchers wrote that current evidence does not propose that any single form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work). The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc chats with each Fort Wayne back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That is the most important factor! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the benefit of exercise integration into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."