Intermittent claudication and sciatics are leg pains having many like disc herniation and spinal stenosis. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider’s chiropractic care offers a stalwart treatment plan for your leg pain relief, but we’ll also discuss the crucial role of exercise to relieve and manage your leg pain. We’re a team with the same goal: pain relief and prevention!
Sciatica – Leg Pain Due to Disc Herniation
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows you wouldn't think it, but exercising when you hurt helps. It really does! In people with leg pain due to a disc herniation, researchers find that patients who exercise get greater strength and flexibility and tell of less pain. (1) Really!
Now, one study suggests isometric exercise – exercising against resistance - at day 14 after leg pain outbreak. (1) Don’t be surprised if The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider gets you started sooner with exercise. This passes some of the management to you. (Of course, don’t start any exercise until we talk to you about it!) But you can help yourself, and we want to help you do that. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is here as your friend in healing as well as the hindrance 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 Ottawa lifestyle! To improve walking, walking is recommended. We know, it’s obvious, but it works. But resistance training and weight lifting may also help enhance walking. (2) The objective of these exercise options is the same: get the blood flowing!
“But, Doc, I Hurt Too Much to Exercise.”
Oh how often we hear that at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider! We identify with that and feel for you. However, we have advice, a research-based suggestion no less! If you are in too much pain, think about exercising in the water. Researchers note that water exercise is less stressful on muscles. Not too surprising, but they documented it! So begin with aquatic back exercises and move to land as you feel less pain and strengthen your muscles. (3) Check out the Ottawa pools near you. You’ll be glad you did!
Review these reference articles about the perks of exercise for leg pain relief. Chat with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 anticipate seeing your progress with Ottawa's chiropractic treatment and exercise!