Latest News in Gentle Baton Rouge Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Baton Rouge chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Spine & Sports Rehab Center follows a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often involves chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ consideration as it is up to you to choose what exercise suits you!


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 effective for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a valuable combination for CLBP 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 compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. But it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they so desire. Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands that not every exercise option may be our Baton Rouge back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Spine & Sports Rehab Center has them!


One group of researchers wrote that current evidence doesn’t propose that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report 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 reported as motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center talks with each Baton Rouge 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.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. When chronic low back pain has slowed your life down, Spine & Sports Rehab Center’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares new research-reported 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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