Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
some guidance more often is better. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready
to be your guide! St. Francisville back pain sufferers can depend
on Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise
therapy begets significant symptom relief and bettered
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just three months. Sadly, it
is not put in to practice enough.
Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence.
(1) St. Francisville back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more like that!
MORE REGULAR 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 specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and once a week - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed
significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical
function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than
one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively.
(3) Our St. Francisville back pain patients would welcome all these
improvements, no doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal for back
pain management. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with
any more! Then a visit to the doctor is arranged.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent
care. (That was the topic 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 very common in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy sessions. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your St. Francisville chiropractor is
an experienced St. Francisville back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic visit with
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
St. Francisville back pain relief.