Intermittent claudication and sciatics are leg pains having many originations such as disc herniation and spinal stenosis. Disc Centers Of America’s chiropractor care offers a solid treatment plan for your leg pain relief, but we’ll also discuss the important role of exercise to relieve and control your leg pain. We’re a team with the same goal: pain relief and prevention!
Sciatica – Leg Pain Due to Disc Herniation
Disc Centers Of America knows you won’t believe it, but exercising when you hurt helps. It really does! In patients with leg pain due to a disc herniation, researchers find that patients who exercise get better strength and flexibility and report less pain. (1) Really!
Now, one study submits isometric exercise – exercising against resistance - at day 14 after leg pain onset. (1) Don’t be surprised if Disc Centers Of America gets you started sooner with exercise. This passes some of the control to you. (Certainly, don’t do any exercise until we talk!) But you can help yourself, and we want you to do that. Disc Centers Of America is here as your teammate in healing as well as prevention of future back pain as well as related leg pain. It’s your body and back ultimately!
Intermittent Claudication – Leg Pain Due to Peripheral Artery Disease or Spinal Stenosis
Intermittent claudication cramps not just your legs, but also your Buffalo, NY lifestyle! To improve walking, walking is recommended. We know, it’s obvious, but it works. But resistance training and weight lifting may also help improve walking. (2) The objective of these exercise options is the same: get the blood flowing!
“But, Doc, I Am In Too Much Pain to Exercise.”
Oh how often we hear that at Disc Centers Of America! We comprehend that and empathize. However, we have a suggestion, a research-based suggestion no less! If you are in too much pain, consider exercising in the water. Researchers note that water exercise is less stressful on muscles. Not too surprising, but they documented it! So start with aquatic back exercises and move to land as you feel less pain and strengthen your muscles. (3) Check out the Buffalo, NY pools near you. You’ll be glad you did!
Review these reference articles about the benefits of exercise for leg pain relief. Chat with Disc Centers Of America about the exercises appropriate for you, then try some water-based exercise and build up to doing them on land or the exercise ball.
We look forward to your progress with Buffalo, NY's chiropractor treatment and exercise!
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