Georgetown Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

June 16, 2020

Independence. It’s a worthy quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, getting a bit of guidance more often is better. Dr. Butwell is ready to be your guide! Georgetown back pain sufferers can depend on Dr. Butwell to assemble, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving just for you!


Research shows that supervised exercise therapy allows significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by increasing maximal walking distance in just three months. Sadly, it is not used enough. 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) Georgetown back pain patients may benefit in the same way these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would value walking more like that!


A newer study reports that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients gave significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function compared with unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and one time weekly - to home exercise. It states 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 rather than once a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively. (3) Our Georgetown back pain patients would embrace all these improvements, without a doubt!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There is always a tipping point when the pain just cannot 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 topic 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 most ordinarly in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. (4) Dr. Butwell is honored to partner with you for back pain relief. Your Georgetown chiropractor is a well-trained Georgetown back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic visit with Dr. Butwell today. Together, we will set up a thorough treatment plan for your pain relief that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Georgetown back pain relief.

Georgetown back pain patients have a partner in Dr. Butwell as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!