The long-standing chiropractic
client question: ”Just tell me what exercise to do to get rid of this back
pain, and I’ll do it!”
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 conundrum even for
researchers and for your Ashburn chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is understanding the patient. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) might
make the most difference. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, too. A few
researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They revealed that the most
effective exercise methods 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 special scoring
system know as SUCRA which measures the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for reducing disability. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will
agree that those are impressive effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to determining the effectiveness of exercise for
non-specific chronic low back pain reported that Pilates had
the highest probability of reducing pain, resistance
training and stabilization/motor control exercise for improving
physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for improving 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 enhanced 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 associated neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by boosting
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
does not want to confuse you or lead you astray! We will just urge you to try
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient experiencing
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment now. The best answer to the big
question about which exercise is best: read the most recent
research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are much written about in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That is the best one!