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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Carrolltown Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation give it! Women who suffer back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain in older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women described in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Carrolltown back pain patients.


Carrolltown chiropractic patients with back pain seek pain relief. That’s the aim of care. Our patients frequently try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for 1 patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study found that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat stats. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the one intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to encourage exercise for all our Carrolltown back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article about women with low back pain, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation urges our older women patients to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the starting point!

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Schedule your Carrolltown 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 desired back pain relief!

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