Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Southern New Hampshire Back Pain Relief

March 23, 2021

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

OLDER WOMEN AND Southern New Hampshire BACK PAIN

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 decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these issues together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness clearly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise improved these issues. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients.


Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients with back pain want pain relief. That is the aim 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 experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as demonstrated by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the only intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We present this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Southern New Hampshire back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused on women with low back pain, New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It is part of the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now.  We specially care for our female patients who experience back pain! We will do our part in creating an personalized treatment plan and exercise guide to encourage you to do your part with exercise for optimal back pain relief!

New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.