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Latest News in Gentle Manahawkin Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Manahawkin chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic along with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple new insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Manahawkin back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide 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 beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows not every exercise option may be our Manahawkin back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are essential to participation...and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has them!


One group of researchers wrote that present evidence doesn’t suggest that any one form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a significant health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center talks with each Manahawkin back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That’s 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 value of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment now. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares new research-reported 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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