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 prefer to “just do it” and be done. Knowing
just what the right thing is is the conundrum even for
researchers and for your Buffalo, NY chiropractor. The key
for all involved – researcher, doctor, patient – is “getting” the patient. Disc Centers Of America gets to know
each of our back pain patients to know better which exercise(s) may
be most impactful. Our chiropractic services are here to help.
WHAT TO DO?
Researchers struggle to know what
the right back pain relieving exercise(s) is, also. A group of them reviewed 118 back pain exercise
trials with 9710 volunteers. They found that the most
effective exercise methods for relieving
pain were mind-body, core-based exercise, and Pilates. They found
that the most effective means to reduce disability were Pilates,
core-based, and strength exercises. According to a special scoring
system know as SUCRA which assesses the
rates the probability of an approach’s being effective found
that Pilates ranked highest with 93% for likelihood of reducing
pain and 98% for decreasing disability. (1) Disc Centers Of America will
agree that those are notable effectiveness outcomes!
BUT WHAT ABOUT…?
Other studies focuse on the
effectiveness of other exercises, too. An analysis of 89 studies/5578 patients dedicated
to establishing 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 enhancing 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 possible
option to enhance associated neuropathic pain,
disability, and function in these patients by increasing
mobilization, core muscle strength, and hamstring flexibility. (4) Disc Centers Of America
doesn’t want to confuse you or lead you astray! We’ll just encourage you to try
a few of our recommendations and see how good they make you feel.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment now. The best answer to the most common
question about which exercise is best: read the most recent
research. Lately, pilates, yoga, core, resistance, and
stabilization are in favor in the research. Which exercise
will you do? That’s the best one!