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 done. Recognizing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Montreal chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is to get to
know the patient. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
be most beneficial. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers grapple with knowing what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A few
researchers analyzed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most
effective exercise methods for getting rid of
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 determines the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective revealed
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likeliness of decreasing
pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will
agree that those are notable effectiveness scores!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies highlight 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 enhancing
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 improved function better than general exercise. (3)
And for back pain sufferers with a lumbar disc herniation, stretch and
strength-based yoga proved itself to be a potential
option to enhance related neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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 suffering with
a lumbar disc herniation.
Schedule your Montreal chiropractic
appointment soon. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: check the most recent
research. Recently, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which one
will you do? That’s the best one!