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 prefer to “just do it” and be done. Recognizing just what the right thing is is the problem even for researchers and for your Augusta chiropractor. The secret for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is “getting” the patient. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 grapple with knowing what the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A few researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most effective exercise methods 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 know as SUCRA which determines the rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likeliness of decreasing pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will agree that those are impressive effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies highlight 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 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 improving mental health. (2) Pilates won again! Then, in a 414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise reduced pain more and enhanced function better than general exercise. (3) And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and strength-based yoga showed itself to be a potential option to enhance associated neuropathic pain, disability, and function in these patients by increasing mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic doesn’t want to perplex you or lead you astray! We will just encourage you to try a few of our recommendations 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 suffering with a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. 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!