Independence. It’s an admirable
quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, accepting
a little guidance more often is better. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready
to be your guide! Toronto back pain sufferers can depend
on Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to set up, demonstrate and supervise
an exercise routine that is pain relieving
specially for you!
BENEFIT OF SUPERVISED EXERCISE
Research shows that supervised exercise
therapy begets significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing
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 helpful alternatives
to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence.
(1) Toronto back pain patients may benefit just like
these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR SUPERVISED SESSIONS BENEFICIAL
A recent study reports that
supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided
significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance,
pain, physical activity and function in comparison to
unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week
and once a week - to home exercise. It reports
specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a
week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed
significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical
function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance compared with
one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone.
(3) Our Toronto back pain patients would welcome all these
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 longer! Then a visit to the doctor is planned.
Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent
care. (That was the subject 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Toronto chiropractor is
a well-trained Toronto back pain specialist
whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic visit with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will permit a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Toronto back pain relief.
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