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Latest News in Gentle Fort Wayne Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

December 01, 2020

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Fort Wayne chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Fort Wayne back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to choose what exercise suits you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across 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. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows not every exercise option may be our Fort Wayne back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has them!


One group of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence does not suggest that any one form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a significant 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 working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers indicated 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 performed. That’s the most important factor!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the advantage of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed life down for you, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.