The long-standing chiropractic
client 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 done. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Fernandina Beach chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is “getting” the patient. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic gets to understand
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
be most impactful. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, too. A few
researchers analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most
effective exercise modes for relieving
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated
that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a special scoring
system called 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 decreasing disability. (1) Amelia 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 establishing 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 enhancing
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for making
better 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 proved itself to be a likely
option to enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
doesn’t want to puzzle you or lead you off
track! We’ll just encourage you to attempt
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient experiencing
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointment today. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: check the new
research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That is the best one!