Independence. It is an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
some guidance more often is better. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is prepared
to be your guide! Groton back pain sufferers can rely
on Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to establish, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows 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 90 days. Sadly, it’s not put in to practice 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) Groton back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back
pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR 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 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 a week - to home exercise. It states
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a
week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients brought about
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 alone.
(3) Our Groton 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 gets you so far when your back is hurting. 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 resulting
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 visits. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Groton chiropractor is
an experienced Groton back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your Groton chiropractic visit with
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Together, we will set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Groton back pain relief.