Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, getting
a little guidance more often is better. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready
to be your guide! Minster back pain sufferers can depend
on Minster Chiropractic Center to establish, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise
therapy allows significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it’s not put in to practice 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) Minster back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more in such a way!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent report states 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 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
one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively.
(3) Our Minster 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 takes you so far when dealing
with back pain. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up 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 subject of another blog!) Concerning
exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative
management forms that are often too rarely 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) Minster Chiropractic Center is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Minster chiropractor is
an experienced Minster back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule your Minster chiropractic visit with
Minster Chiropractic Center today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Minster back pain relief.
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