The long-standing chiropractic
client question: “What is the best exercise I can do to get rid
of this back pain?”
We all want the one “correct” answer to make
things better. We like to “just do it” and be finished. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the problem even for
researchers and for your Fort Wayne chiropractor. The secret
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is getting to know the patient. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic gets to understand
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
be most beneficial. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing what
the right back pain easing exercise(s) is, also. A few
researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most
effective exercise types for getting rid of
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found
that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique scoring
system called SUCRA which determines the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Aaron 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 explained that Pilates had
the highest probability of decreasing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for improving
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for enhancing mental health. (2) Pilates came out ahead again! Then, in a
414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise decreased
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 likely
option to improve related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by boosting
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
doesn’t want to perplex you or lead you astray! We’ll just urge you to try
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Aaron 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 suffering with
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment today. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: read the most recent
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That’s the best one!