Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a little guidance more often is better. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready
to be your guide! West Des Moines back pain sufferers can count
on Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows 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’s not used enough.
Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a
pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) West Des Moines 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!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent report states that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients gave
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 specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and one time 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 West Des Moines back pain patients would welcome all these
improvements, no doubt!
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’s always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with
any more! Then a trip to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often 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 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 visits. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is
an experienced West Des Moines back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
West Des Moines back pain relief.
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