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

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Pensacola chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center follows 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. Some of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Pensacola back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to choose what exercise works for you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and slightly 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 suggested to be a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows not every exercise option may be our Pensacola back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are essential to participation...and Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has them!


One group of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t indicate that any one form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form 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 alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center talks with each Pensacola back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. 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 describes the benefit of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment now. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares new research-documented 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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