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

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic provide that attention! Women who experience back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we love to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain in older women is linked to abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women described in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these concerns 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) Layden Chiropractic  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Plainville back pain patients.


Plainville 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 one patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain reduction as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the single intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to encourage exercise for all our Plainville back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, Layden Chiropractic encourages our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment plan that includes simple exercises as the starting point!

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Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take particular care of our female patients who have 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 optimal back pain relief!

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