Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
a bit of guidance more often is better. Spengel Chiropractic is prepared
to be your guide! McHenry back pain sufferers can count
on Spengel Chiropractic to set up, 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 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 helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) McHenry 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 FREQUENT SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent 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 compared with
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and once weekly - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times 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 compared with
once a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively.
(3) Our McHenry back pain patients would welcome all these
improvements, without a 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 dealing
with back pain. There’s always a
tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with
any longer! Then a trip 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 subject of another blog!) Concerning
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) Spengel Chiropractic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your McHenry chiropractor is
an experienced McHenry back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic visit with
Spengel Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
McHenry back pain relief.