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November 15, 2011

Intermittent claudication and sciatics are leg pains having many like disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers’s chiropractic care offers a distinct treatment plan for your leg pain relief, but we’ll also discuss the vital role of exercise to relieve and manage your leg pain. We’re a team with the same goal: pain relief and prevention!

walk for leg pain reliefSciatica – Leg Pain Due to Disc Herniation

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows you wouldn't think it, but exercising when you hurt helps. It really does! In people with leg pain due to a disc herniation, researchers find that patients who exercise get more strength and flexibility and give accounts of less pain. (1) Really!

Now, one study suggests isometric exercise – exercising against resistance - at day 14 after the break out of leg pain. (1) Don’t be surprised if Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers gets you started sooner with exercise. This passes some of the management to you. (Of course, don’t start any exercise until we talk to you about it!) But you can help yourself, and we want to help you do that. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here as your friend in healing as well as combating future back pain as well as related leg pain. It’s your body and back ultimately!

Intermittent Claudication – Leg Pain Due to Peripheral Artery Disease or Spinal Stenosis 

Intermittent claudication cramps not just your legs, but also your Baton Rouge lifestyle! To improve walking, walking is recommended. We know, it’s obvious, but it works. But resistance training and weight lifting may also help sharpen walking. (2) The goal of these exercise options is the same: get the blood flowing!

“But, Doc, I Hurt Too Much to Exercise.”
Exercise in the water to start.
Oh how often we hear that at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers! We realize that and sympathize. However, we have a recommendation, a research-based suggestion no less! If you are in too much pain, exercising in the water. Researchers note that water exercise is less stressful on muscles. Not too surprising, but they documented it! So get going with aquatic back exercises and move to land as you feel less pain and strengthen your muscles. (3) Check out the Baton Rouge pools near you. You’ll be glad you did!

Review these reference articles about the advantage of exercise for leg pain relief. Chat with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers about the exercises appropriate for you, then try some water-based exercise and build up to doing them on land or the exercise ball.

We can't wait to see your progress with Baton Rouge's chiropractic treatment and exercise!