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

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offer attention! Women who suffer back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain in older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation  sees 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 objective of care. Our patients frequently try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating sever patients need to be treated for one patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works over time though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the only intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Baton Rouge back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages our older women patients to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting point!

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Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We’ll do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to support you in doing your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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