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!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
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
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!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
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
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
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.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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.