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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Manahawkin Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center provide that attention! Women who suffer back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we love 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 decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Manahawkin back pain patients.


Manahawkin chiropractic patients with back pain want pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our patients often see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for 1 patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the single intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Manahawkin back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article on women with low back pain, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center encourages our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning 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 her treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Make your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment now.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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