The study, called the Manual Therapy and Strengthening the Hip (MASH) Trial, is believed by the research team to be the first clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a tailored physical therapy intervention matched to an at-risk subgroup of older adults with chronic low back pain and coexisting hip pain and muscle weakness.
People can make lifestyle modifications to help prevent spinal stenosis. These may include maintaining a moderate weight, quitting smoking, and practicing appropriate posture.
A variety of factors including injury, inflammation, and activity can cause back pain in seniors. Seated stretching is one strategy that may help seniors prevent or manage their back pain.
Neck pain is common, but working on your posture and strengthening your spine can help.
Screening for osteoporosis can show if a person has low bone mass and can potentially develop osteoporosis. Doctors typically perform a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan to detect if bones are weaker than usual.