Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, accepting
a little guidance more often is better. Johnson Chiropractic is ready
to be your guide! Richmond back pain sufferers can depend
on Johnson Chiropractic to establish, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise
therapy produces significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s underutilized.
Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Richmond back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A newer report states that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided
significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance,
pain, physical activity and function in comparison to
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and one time a week - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a
week 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 Richmond back pain patients would welcome all these
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal for back
pain management. Independence only gets you so far when your back is hurting. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be put up with
any more! Then a trip to the doctor is arranged.
Many articles are written about the choice of healthcare provider a back pain
sufferer sees first sets the course for resulting
care. (That was the subject of another blog!) Regarding
exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative
management forms that are often too infrequently used while opioid
prescriptions are most ordinarly in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy sessions. (4) Johnson Chiropractic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Richmond chiropractor is
a well-trained Richmond back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit with
Johnson Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Richmond back pain relief.
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