Independence. It is a worthy quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking a little guidance more often is better. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready to be your guide! Augusta back pain sufferers can count on Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just three months. Sadly, it is not used 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) Augusta back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value walking more in such a way!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent 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 specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and one time a week - to home exercise. It states specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times 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 Augusta back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, without a doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT PLAN
Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with any more! Then a visit to the doctor is planned. Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for resulting 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Augusta chiropractor is an experienced Augusta back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for best Augusta back pain relief.