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Latest News in Gentle Augusta Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

December 01, 2020

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Augusta chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often involves 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 Augusta back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to select what exercise works for you!


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 slightly superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was suggested to be a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased 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. However it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows not every exercise option may be our Augusta back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are essential to participation...and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has them!


One group of researchers wrote that present evidence does not indicate that any single type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was reported as motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly 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 indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic talks with each Augusta back pain sufferer to find out 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 illustrates the benefit of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.