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Latest News in Gentle San Jose Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. San Jose chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Chiropractic Solutions has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our San Jose back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise suits 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 somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Chiropractic Solutions understands that not every exercise option may be our San Jose back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Chiropractic Solutions has them!


One group of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence does not propose that any single type of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a major 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. Supposedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Chiropractic Solutions talks with each San Jose back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That is 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.

Set up your San Jose chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Chiropractic Solutions’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

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