Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
a little guidance more often is better. Chiropractic Care is equipped
to be your guide! West Palm Beach back pain sufferers can depend
on Chiropractic Care 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 90 days. Sadly, it
Home based exercise therapy with observation tools like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence.
(1) West Palm Beach 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 REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A newer study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients delivered
significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance,
pain, physical activity and function in comparison to
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and one time weekly - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice 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 compared with
once a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our West Palm Beach 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 gets you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be put up with
any more! Then a visit to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about the choice of healthcare provider a back pain
sufferer sees first sets the course for subsequent
care. (That was the subject 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 very common in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy visits. (4) Chiropractic Care is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is
an experienced West Palm Beach back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Care 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 best
West Palm Beach back pain relief.