An age-old chiropractic
patient 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 problem even for
researchers and for your Severna Park chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is getting to know the patient. Back And Neck Care Center gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
make the most difference. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing 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 types for getting rid of
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found
that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system called 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 decreasing disability. (1) Back And Neck Care Center will
agree that those are notable effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients devoted
to establishing the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain explained that Pilates had
the highest probability of easing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for enhancing
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for making
better 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 improved 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 improve associated neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Back And Neck Care Center
does not want to confuse you or lead you astray! We will just encourage you to attempt
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient experiencing
a lumbar disc herniation.
Make your Severna Park chiropractic
appointment now. The best answer to the most common
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 exercise
will you do? That’s the best one!