Independence. It’s a worthy quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, seeking some guidance more often is better. Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to be your guide! Nashua back pain sufferers can count on Moriarty Chiropractic to assemble, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise therapy produces significant symptom relief and improved quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it is underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Nashua 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 REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent report states that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients delivered 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 one time a week - to home exercise. It reports specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy two times 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 rather than one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively. (3) Our Nashua back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, without a doubt!
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT PLAN
Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only takes 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 the choice of healthcare provider a back pain sufferer sees first sets the course for resulting 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 very common in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy sessions. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Nashua chiropractor is a well-trained Nashua back pain specialist whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Moriarty Chiropractic
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic visit with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for best Nashua back pain relief.