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Sitka Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise

Independence. It’s an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, accepting some guidance more often is better. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is prepared to be your guide! Sitka back pain sufferers can depend on Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to assemble, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving specially for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy allows significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it is underutilized. 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 preferred independence. (1) Sitka back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more in such a way!


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 in comparison to unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specific schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week and once weekly - to home exercise. It reports specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly 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 compared with one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively. (3) Our Sitka back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, undoubtedly!


Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when dealing with back pain. There’s always a tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with any more! Then a trip to the doctor is arranged. Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for resulting 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 infrequently 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Sitka chiropractor is a well-trained Sitka back pain specialist whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Sitka chiropractic visit with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 best Sitka back pain relief.

Sitka back pain patients have a coach in Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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