Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
some guidance more often is better. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is ready
to be your guide! Fort Wayne back pain sufferers can depend
on Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC to set up, 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 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 tools like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Fort Wayne back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. 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 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 weekly - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a
week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed
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 exclusively.
(3) Our Fort Wayne back pain patients would welcome all these
improvements, no 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 your back is hurting. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be dealt 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 topic of another blog!) Regarding
exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative
management forms that are often too rarely 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is
an experienced Fort Wayne back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with
Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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
Fort Wayne back pain relief.