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Colorado Springs Exercise for Back Pain Relief: Whats Best? Good Question!

An age-old chiropractic patient question: “What is the best exercise I can do to get rid of this back pain?”

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 Colorado Springs chiropractor. The secret for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is to get to know the patient. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR gets to know each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may be most impactful. Our chiropractic services are here to help. 

WHAT TO DO?

Researchers struggle to know what the right back pain easing exercise(s) is, also. A few researchers reviewed 118 back pain exercise trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most effective exercise methods for relieving pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They stated that the most effective means to decrease disability were Pilates, core-based, and strength exercises. According to a unique 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 likeliness of reducing pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will agree that those are extraordinary effectiveness scores!

BUT WHAT ABOUT…?

Other studies feature the effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients devoted to establishing the effectiveness of exercise for non-specific chronic low back pain explained that Pilates had the highest probability of decreasing pain, resistance training and stabilization/motor control exercise for improving physical function, and resistance and aerobic training for making better mental health. (2) Pilates won again! Then, in a 414 chronic low back pain patient study, core stability exercise decreased pain more and improved 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 enhance related neuropathic pain, disability, and function in these patients by boosting mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does not want to confuse you or lead you off track! We’ll just encourage you to attempt a few of our suggestions and see how good they make you feel.

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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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. The best answer to the big question about which exercise is best: read the most recent research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise will you do? That’s the best one!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR applauds the question from our back pain sufferers who want to know which exercise is optimal to get rid of pain: Pilates, yoga, strength, core, aerobic, etc.? 
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