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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with San Jose Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions give it! Women who experience back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women described in this study also experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise improved these issues. (1) Chiropractic Solutions  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our San Jose back pain patients.


San Jose chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the aim of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for one patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the single intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the practice of exercise for all our San Jose back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article on women with low back pain, Chiropractic Solutions encourages our older female patients to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting point!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Make your San Jose chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an personalized treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

Chiropractic Solutions shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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