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Latest News in Gentle Colorado Springs Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Colorado Springs chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to having their lives back. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic along with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Colorado Springs back pain patients’ consideration as it is up to you to select what exercise suits you!

WALKING AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES: Gentle Exercise Options

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. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be a beneficial 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 when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows not every exercise option may be our Colorado Springs back pain sufferer’s “thing”! Options are key to participation...and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has them!

MOTOR CONTROL EXERCISES

One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t suggest that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a significant 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 forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR talks with each Colorado Springs back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That is 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 benefit of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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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