An age-old chiropractic
patient 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 like to “just do it” and be finished. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your San Jose chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is “getting” the patient. Chiropractic Solutions gets to know
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 group of them analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed 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 unique 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 decreasing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Chiropractic Solutions will
agree that those are notable effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies highlight the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
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 enhancing 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 possible
option to improve associated neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Chiropractic Solutions
does not want to puzzle you or lead you astray! We’ll just urge you to attempt
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.
Make your San Jose chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: read the new
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which one
will you do? That is the best one!