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

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offer attention! Women with back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain in 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 ties these issues together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Pensacola back pain patients.


Pensacola chiropractic patients with back pain want pain relief. That is the aim of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning sever patients need to be treated for one patient to report 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 only intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Pensacola back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It is part of 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 shares treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and her treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment now.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who have back pain! We will do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise guide to encourage you to do your part with exercise for best back pain relief!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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