Independence. It is an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
some guidance more often is better. Cross Chiropractic Center is ready
to be your guide! Sandy Springs back pain sufferers can count
on Cross Chiropractic Center to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy produces significant symptom relief and bettered
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 3 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 desired independence.
(1) Sandy Springs back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more like that!
MORE FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients delivered
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 one time weekly - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed
significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical
function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance compared with
one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Sandy Springs back pain patients would embrace 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 dealt with
any longer! 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 subsequent
care. (That was the topic 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 most ordinarly in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy sessions. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is
an experienced Sandy Springs back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with
Cross Chiropractic Center today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Sandy Springs back pain relief.