Independence. It is a worthy
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, getting
a bit of guidance more often is better. Spinal Care Clinic is equipped
to be your guide! Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers can rely
on Spinal Care Clinic to set up, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy produces significant symptom relief and bettered
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it’s not put in to practice enough.
Home based exercise therapy with observation tools like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence.
(1) Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more like that!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients gave
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 – two times a week
and one time a week - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided
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 Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients would embrace all these
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when dealing
with back pain. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be dealt with
any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent
care. (That was the topic of another blog!) Regarding
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) Spinal Care Clinic is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is
a well-trained Burlington and Hamilton back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with
Spinal Care Clinic today. Together, we will set up a thorough
treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Burlington and Hamilton back pain relief.