Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a little guidance more often is better. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is prepared
to be your guide! Vancouver back pain sufferers can rely
on Vancouver Spine Care Centre to establish, demonstrate and supervise
a pain-relieving exercise routine
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates 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 3 months. 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 just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more in such a way!
MORE FREQUENT 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 in comparison to
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 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 rather than
one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Vancouver 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 dealing
with back pain. There is always a
tipping point when the pain just cannot be put up with
any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is arranged.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often 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 sessions. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Vancouver chiropractor is
a well-trained Vancouver back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic visit with
Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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.