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

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offer 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 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 links these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these issues. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Eugene back pain patients.


Eugene chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the objective of care. Our patients often 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 report 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 explained that the single intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period came to an end was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Eugene back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article on women with low back pain, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It’s part of the chiropractic treatment plan that involves simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Make your Eugene chiropractic appointment soon.  We are here to take special care of our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an individualized treatment plan and exercise guide to support you in doing your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

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