Low back pain in older women requires some
attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your
La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC provide
that attention! Women who experience back pain are a
special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are
happy to work!
OLDER WOMEN AND La Grande BACK PAIN
A recent study reported that low back
pain among older women stems from abdominal truck
muscle weakness. The women included in this study also
experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor
muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together?
Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly
tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced
mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized
that exercise improved these factors. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our La Grande back pain patients.
EXERCISE AND BACK PAIN RELIEF
La Grande chiropractic patients with back pain desire
pain relief. That’s the goal of care. Our
patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is
7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for one
patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10)
and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these
options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease
as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics.
Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers explained
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 La Grande back pain (and neck
pain) patients. For purposes of this article
on women with low back pain, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges
our older female patients
to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment
plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting
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Set up your La Grande
chiropractic appointment soon. We are here to take particular
care of our female patients who have back pain! We
will do our part in designing an personalized
treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for optimal back pain
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