Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Easley chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to having their lives back. Young Chiropractic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates 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 Easley back pain patients’ consideration as it is for you to decide to select what exercise works for you!
WALKING AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Gentle Exercise Options
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. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a valuable combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Young Chiropractic knows not every exercise option may be our Easley back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Young Chiropractic has them!
MOTOR CONTROL EXERCISES
One group of researchers wrote that current evidence does not propose that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s 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 form of exercise for back pain relief was reported as motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Young Chiropractic talks with each Easley back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. 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 benefit of exercise incorporation into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Easley chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Young Chiropractic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life.