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!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
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!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
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!
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 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.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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.