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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. New Roads chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. New Roads Chiropractic Center has 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. Some new insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our New Roads back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to select what exercise suits you!


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. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a beneficial combination for CLBP 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 equal 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center knows not every exercise option may be our New Roads back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and New Roads Chiropractic Center has them!


One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t indicate that any one type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other forms 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center chats with each New Roads back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That’s the key!

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

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

New Roads Chiropractic Center shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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