Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a little guidance more often is better. Back And Neck Care Center is prepared
to be your guide! Severna Park back pain sufferers can count
on Back And Neck Care Center to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy begets significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s underutilized.
Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Severna Park back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A newer study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided
significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance,
pain, physical activity and function compared with
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and once weekly - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients brought about
significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical
function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance compared with
one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Severna Park back pain patients would embrace all these
improvements, no doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only gets you so far when dealing
with back pain. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with
any more! Then a trip to the doctor is arranged.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for resulting
care. (That was the subject of another blog!) Concerning
exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative
management forms that are often too infrequently used while opioid
prescriptions are most ordinarly in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy sessions. (4) Back And Neck Care Center is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Severna Park chiropractor is
a well-trained Severna Park back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit with
Back And Neck Care Center today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Severna Park back pain relief.
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