Independence. It is an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, accepting
a little guidance more often is better. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready
to be your guide! Ashburn back pain sufferers can rely
on Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy allows 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 not used 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) Ashburn 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 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 evaluated a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and one time a week - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided
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 Ashburn back pain patients would welcome all these
improvements, no doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with
any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often 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 very common in the year before elective
lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise
therapy sessions. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Ashburn chiropractor is
a well-trained Ashburn back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit with
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Together, we will set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Ashburn back pain relief.
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