Independence. It is a worthy
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
some guidance more often is better. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is equipped
to be your guide! Eugene back pain sufferers can depend
on Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy produces significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it
is 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) Eugene back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more like that!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A newer 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 compared with
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and once weekly - 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 rather than
once a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Eugene back pain patients would embrace 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 gets you so far when dealing
with back pain. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with
any more! 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 subject 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Eugene chiropractor is
an experienced Eugene back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic visit with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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
Eugene back pain relief.