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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise

June 16, 2020

Independence. It’s an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking a bit of guidance more often is better. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is equipped to be your guide! Fort Wayne back pain sufferers can count on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to establish, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy begets significant symptom relief and improved quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s not used enough. 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) Fort Wayne 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!


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 compared with unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and one time weekly - to home exercise. It states 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 rather than once a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively. (3) Our Fort Wayne back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, no doubt!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. 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 more! 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 subject 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 visits. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is a well-trained Fort Wayne back pain specialist whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for best Fort Wayne back pain relief.

Fort Wayne back pain patients have a coach in Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!