Independence. It is a worthy quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking a little guidance more often is better. Young Chiropractic is equipped to be your guide! Easley back pain sufferers can count on Young Chiropractic to assemble, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving 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 underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Easley 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 REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent report states 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 states specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice 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 Easley back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, without a doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT PLAN
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 planned. 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!) 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 visits. (4) Young Chiropractic is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Easley chiropractor is an experienced Easley back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Schedule your Easley chiropractic visit with Young Chiropractic today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive treatment plan for your pain relief that will permit a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Easley back pain relief.