Baton Rouge Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise

Independence. It’s an admirable quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking a bit of guidance more often is better. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is prepared to be your guide! Baton Rouge back pain sufferers can depend on Spine & Sports Rehab Center to set up, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy begets significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s not used enough. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other valuable alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Baton Rouge back pain patients may benefit just like these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value walking more like that!


A newer study reports that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function compared with unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specific schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and once weekly - to home exercise. It reports specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided 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 alone. (3) Our Baton Rouge back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, no doubt!


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 subsequent 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 sessions. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is an experienced Baton Rouge back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will permit a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Baton Rouge back pain relief.

Baton Rouge  back pain patients have a partner in Spine & Sports Rehab Center as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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