Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, accepting
some guidance more often is better. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready
to be your guide! Colorado Springs back pain sufferers can rely
on The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to establish, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy produces significant symptom relief and bettered
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. 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 helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Colorado Springs back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more like that!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients gave
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 – twice 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
one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively.
(3) Our Colorado Springs back pain patients would embrace all these
improvements, no doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal for back
pain management. Independence only gets you so far when dealing
with back pain. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with
any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent
care. (That was the topic 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 sessions. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is
an experienced Colorado Springs back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Colorado Springs back pain relief.