Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
a bit of guidance more often is better. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is prepared
to be your guide! Brooks back pain sufferers can depend
on Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it
is not used enough.
Home based exercise therapy with observation tools like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other valuable alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence.
(1) Brooks back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR 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 – two times a week
and once weekly - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed
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 Brooks back pain patients would embrace all these
improvements, no doubt!
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 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 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 very common in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy visits. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Brooks chiropractor is
a well-trained Brooks back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule your Brooks chiropractic visit with
Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Brooks back pain relief.