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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with New Roads Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center give it! Women who experience back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women described in this study also experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our New Roads back pain patients.


New Roads chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the objective of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for one patient to experience 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 statistics. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the only intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the practice of exercise for all our New Roads back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, New Roads Chiropractic Center urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that involves simple exercises as the starting point!

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Set up your New Roads chiropractic appointment today.  We specially care for our female patients with back pain! We’ll do our part in creating an individualized treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

New Roads Chiropractic Center shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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