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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise

June 16, 2020

Independence. It’s an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking a bit of guidance more often is better. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is equipped to be your guide! Baton Rouge back pain sufferers can count on Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to set up, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving specially for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy begets 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 put in to practice 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) Baton Rouge back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more like that!


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 evaluated a more specific 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 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 compared with once a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our Baton Rouge back pain patients would welcome 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 is always a tipping point when the pain just can’t be dealt with any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is arranged. 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 very common in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy sessions. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is an experienced Baton Rouge back pain specialist whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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

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