Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center give it! Women with back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain among older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness directly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Baton Rouge back pain patients.


Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That is the aim of care. Our patients frequently see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for one patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the single intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Baton Rouge back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article about women with low back pain, Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges our older women patients to exercise. It’s 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 describes treatment of lumbago suffered by a patient and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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