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 prefer to “just do it” and be finished. Knowing
just what the right thing is is the issue even for
researchers and for your Fort Wayne chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is “getting” the patient. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 struggle to know what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, too. A group of them analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They discovered that the most
effective exercise types for getting rid of
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated
that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system called SUCRA which measures the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will
agree that those are notable effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to determining the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had
the highest probability of reducing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for enhancing
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for enhancing mental health. (2) Pilates won again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise decreased
pain more and enhanced function better than general exercise. (3)
And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and
strength-based yoga proved itself to be a potential
option to improve related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by boosting
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
doesn’t want to confuse you or lead you astray! We will just urge you to attempt
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
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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 experiencing
a lumbar disc herniation.
Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: read the most recent
research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That is the best one!