Latest News in Gentle Oxford Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Oxford chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Satterwhite Chiropractic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Oxford back pain patients’ consideration as it is up to you to select what exercise works for you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat 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 proposed as a beneficial 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. However it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise types or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they want. Satterwhite Chiropractic understands that not every exercise option may be our Oxford back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Satterwhite Chiropractic has them!


One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t suggest that any single type of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was described as being motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic chats with each Oxford back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That’s 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 describes the value of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment now. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Satterwhite Chiropractic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Satterwhite Chiropractic 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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