Fort Wayne Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise06/16/2020Independence. 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 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 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 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 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 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 allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Fort Wayne back pain relief. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."