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

March 23, 2021

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 give it! Women who suffer back pain are a special group 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 ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Fort Wayne back pain patients.


Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with back pain seek pain relief. That’s the goal of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for one patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the one intervention that showed 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 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 female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the starting point!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and her treatment plan for its relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Set up your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take special care of our female patients with back pain! We will do our part in designing an individualized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

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