Independence. It’s a worthy
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, accepting
a little guidance more often is better. Vancouver Disc Centers is prepared
to be your guide! Vancouver back pain sufferers can rely
on Vancouver Disc Centers to set up, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just 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 90 days. Sadly, it’s underutilized.
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 preferred independence.
(1) Vancouver back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back
pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more like that!
MORE REGULAR 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 specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and once a week - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times 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 alone.
(3) Our Vancouver back pain patients would embrace 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 takes you so far when dealing
with back pain. There is 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 the choice of healthcare provider a back pain
sufferer sees first 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 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 visits. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Vancouver chiropractor is
an experienced Vancouver back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic visit with
Vancouver Disc Centers today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Vancouver back pain relief.