The long-standing chiropractic
client question: ”Just tell me what exercise to do to get rid of this back
pain, and I’ll do it!”
We all want the one “right” answer to make
things better. We like to “just do it” and be finished. Knowing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your New Roads chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is to get to
know the patient. New Roads Chiropractic Center gets to understand
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might
make the most difference. 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 found that the most
effective exercise methods for relieving
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated
that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system know as SUCRA which measures the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likeliness of decreasing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center will
agree that those are notable effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies feature the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to establishing the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had
the highest probability of decreasing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for improving
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for improving mental health. (2) Pilates came out ahead again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise reduced
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 enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center
does not want to confuse you or lead you astray! We’ll just urge you to attempt
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: check the new
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are much written about in the research. Which one
will you do? That’s the best one!