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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with La Grande Back Pain Relief

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!


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.


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 point!

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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 relief!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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