Independence. It is an admirable
quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, getting
a bit of guidance more often is better. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is equipped
to be your guide! Montreal back pain sufferers can rely
on Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 produces significant symptom relief and improved
quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting
maximal walking distance in just three months. Sadly, it
is not used 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 preferred independence.
(1) Montreal back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value
walking more in such a way!
MORE REGULAR 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 evaluated a more specific
schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week
and one time 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 exclusively.
(3) Our Montreal back pain patients would embrace all these
EXERCISE AS PART OF AN OVERALL BACK PAIN RELIEF TREATMENT
Improvement is the goal for back
pain management. Independence only gets you so far when dealing
with back pain. 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 arranged.
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 rarely 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 visits. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is honored to partner with
you for back pain relief. Your Montreal chiropractor is
an experienced Montreal back pain specialist
whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management and exercise.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your Montreal chiropractic visit with
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive
treatment plan for you that will allow a
nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal
Montreal back pain relief.