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

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Groton chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often involves chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic along with gentle exercise and nutrition. A couple recent insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Groton back pain patients’ consideration as it is for you to decide to choose 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 for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a beneficial combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows not every exercise option may be our Groton back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are key to participation...and Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has them!


One group of researchers wrote that current evidence does not suggest that any single form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was described as being 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 up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office talks with each Groton back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be done. 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 benefit of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your Groton chiropractic appointment today. When CLBP has slowed your life down, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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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