An age-old chiropractic
patient question: ”Just tell me what exercise to do to get rid of this back
pain, and I’ll do it!”
We all want the one “correct” answer to make
things better. We prefer to “just do it” and be finished. Knowing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Williamson chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is understanding the patient. Apple Country Chiropractic gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might
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 reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed that the most
effective exercise types for relieving
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 assesses the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likeliness of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic will
agree that those are extraordinary effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to determining the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had
the highest probability of decreasing 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 improved 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 possible
option to enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic
doesn’t want to confuse you or lead you astray! We will just urge you to attempt
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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.
Make your Williamson chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: check the new
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That’s the best one!