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

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Eugene chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. Some recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Eugene back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to choose what exercise suits 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 effective 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. But 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 perform yoga if they want. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands that not every exercise option may be our Eugene back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has them!


One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence doesn’t propose that any one form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a significant health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise working on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic chats with each Eugene back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. 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 illustrates the advantage of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment now. When chronic low back pain has slowed life down for you, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares new research-documented 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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