At your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic center, New Hampshire Spine and Sport, rehabilitation of the lower back pain patient is our strong suit! We chiropractors know that chiropractic treatment and exercise are necessary for the top clinical outcome: back pain relief.
We seek to remain on top of the most recent chiropractic and spine research and came upon this recent article about tai chi. Folks with lower back pain engaged in a randomized trial of tai chi exercise for 10 weeks. These patients’ pain and disability improved (reference):
- Lower back symptoms by 17% (1.7 points on a 0-10 scale)
- Pain intensity by 13% (1.3 points on a 0-10 scale)
- Disability by 2.6 points on a 0-24 scale
Tai chi is considered a safe and effective exercise for lower back pain relief by these participants and researchers.
Now, New Hampshire Spine and Sport recommends basic exercises for lower back pain relief
, but mixing up the routine can be good!
We also know tai chi isn’t for all patients. But it could be for you, so you may want to try it after we talk at your next chiropractic visit. If it’s for you, tai chi is a great way to carefully exercise and rehabilitate your spine. It just may improve your pain relief your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care.