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

December 01, 2020

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Baton Rouge chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers follows a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A few recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ consideration as it is up to you to select 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 beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was suggested to be a valuable combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease 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. But it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can walk. Some like physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they so desire. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understands that not every exercise option may be our Baton Rouge back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers has them!


One group of researchers wrote that present evidence doesn’t suggest that any single type of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a major health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was reported as motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers chats with each Baton Rouge back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be done. That’s the key!

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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 value of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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.