Independence. It is an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking
a bit of guidance more often is better. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is equipped
to be your guide! Largo back pain sufferers can depend
on Hollstrom & Associates Inc to assemble, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
just for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research demonstrates that supervised exercise
therapy allows significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it
is not put in to practice enough.
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) Largo back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back
pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more in such a way!
MORE FREQUENT 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 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 twice 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 Largo 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 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 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Largo chiropractor is
an experienced Largo back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule your Largo chiropractic visit with
Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Together, we will set up a thorough
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for best
Largo back pain relief.
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