Independence. It is a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a bit of guidance more often is better. Palmer Chiropractic Center is prepared
to be your guide! Lynchburg back pain sufferers can rely
on Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 produces significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it
is 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 desired independence.
(1) Lynchburg back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back
pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more like that!
MORE FREQUENT 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 compared with
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and once a week - to home exercise. It reports
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
once a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively.
(3) Our Lynchburg back pain patients would embrace all these
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only gets you so far when dealing
with back pain. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with
any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is arranged.
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!) Concerning
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 visits. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Lynchburg chiropractor is
an experienced Lynchburg back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic visit with
Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Lynchburg back pain relief.
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