From this Science News article, Exercise Underutilized For Chronic Back And Neck Pain:
“Exercise is commonly used to improve physical function, decrease symptoms and minimize disability caused by chronic low back or neck pain. Numerous randomized trials and clinical practice guidelines have supported this practice, and studies suggest that individually tailored, supervised exercise programs are associated with the best outcomes.
Nevertheless, there is a lack of knowledge about exercise prescription, including who is prescribing it, who is getting it and what type of exercise is being prescribed. A new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, examined these questions and found that exercise may be underutilized for chronic back and neck pain.”
“Exercise may be underutilized for chronic back and neck pain.” Surprise, surprise! Here is a thought. A healthcare provider has two choices: prescribe exercise or don’t. Malpractice premiums are very high. Prescribing exercise carries a higher risk of a law suit. I am guessing that there are few if any doctors who have been sued for not prescribing exercise.
It is unfortunate that exercise is under-prescribed as “proper” exercise can make a profound difference. As one who has broken bones in my back from different injuries, I can attest to that.
With the MedX back and neck exercise equipment, the right trainer, and the right exercise protocol dramatic increases in back strength can occur in as little as ten exercise sessions We have full lines of MedX equipment at both our locations - Austin Personal Trainers and New Orleans Personal Trainers – and we have had great success helping those with back pain become pain-free.