Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a little guidance more often is better. Apple Country Chiropractic is equipped
to be your guide! Williamson back pain sufferers can count
on Apple Country Chiropractic to establish, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise
therapy allows significant symptom relief and bettered
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it
is not used enough.
Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other valuable alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Williamson back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back
pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more like that!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent 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 in comparison to
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and one time a week - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times a
week 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 rather than
once a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Williamson back pain patients would embrace all these
improvements, without a 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 your back is hurting. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with
any longer! Then a trip to the doctor is arranged.
Many articles are written about the choice of healthcare provider a back pain
sufferer sees first 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) Apple Country Chiropractic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Williamson chiropractor is
an experienced Williamson back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic visit with
Apple Country Chiropractic today. Together, we will set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Williamson back pain relief.
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