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Carrolltown Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

Independence. It is an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, getting a little guidance more often is better. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is prepared to be your guide! Carrolltown back pain sufferers can count on Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to establish, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy produces significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it is underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation tools like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Carrolltown 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!


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 compared with unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice 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 allowed significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than once a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our Carrolltown back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, undoubtedly!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There’s 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 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 very common in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is an experienced Carrolltown back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Carrolltown back pain patients have a partner in Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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