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

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic offer attention! Women who experience back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain among older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these issues together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Oxford back pain patients.


Oxford chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That is the goal of care. Our patients frequently see other healthcare providers who recommend options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating 7 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 many times deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works over time 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 foster the practice of exercise for all our Oxford back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, Satterwhite Chiropractic urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the starting point!

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Set up your Oxford chiropractic appointment now.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an individualized treatment plan and exercise guide to encourage you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

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