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

Low back pain in older women demands some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provide that attention! Women with back pain are a special group of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent study reported that low back pain in older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced reduced mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What links these issues together? Muscle. Researchers described that muscle weakness directly tied low back pain, malnutrition, and reduced mobility function in older women. The good news was highlighted that exercise improved these issues. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre  sees over and over the benefit of exercise for our Toronto back pain patients.


Toronto chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That is the aim of care. Our patients frequently try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 indicating 7 patients need to be treated for 1 patient to experience benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A new study reported that these options often deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers wrote that the only intervention that demonstrated sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We share this to foster the practice of exercise for all our Toronto back pain (and neck pain) patients. Since this is an article focused about women with low back pain, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre urges our older female patients to exercise. It’s central to the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Francis Bigas Morales on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment of a patient with lumbago and the treatment plan for pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.   

Set up your Toronto chiropractic appointment soon.  We specially care for our female patients with back pain! We will do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares new research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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