Latest News in Gentle Southern New Hampshire Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

December 01, 2020

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) slows life down for its sufferers. Southern New Hampshire chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. New Hampshire Spine and Sport has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients’ consideration as it’s up to you to select what exercise works for 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 slightly superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was suggested to be 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 the same 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 so desire. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows not every exercise option may be our Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and New Hampshire Spine and Sport has them!


One group of researchers wrote that present evidence does not indicate that any single type of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state 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 described as being motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other types of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport talks with each Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be performed. That is 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 describes the value of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. When CLBP has slowed life down for you, New Hampshire Spine and Sport’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.