The long-standing chiropractic
client question: “What is the best exercise I can do to get rid
of this back pain?”
We all want the one “right” answer to make
things better. We like to “just do it” and be done. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the issue even for
researchers and for your La Grande chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is understanding the patient. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC gets to understand
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 struggle to know what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A group of them analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They discovered that the most
effective exercise methods for relieving
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found
that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system called SUCRA which determines the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likeliness of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will
agree that those are impressive effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies feature the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients devoted
to determining the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had
the highest probability of reducing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for improving
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 boosting
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
doesn’t want to puzzle you or lead you off
track! We’ll just encourage you to try
a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: check the most recent
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which one
will you do? That’s the best one!