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Am I Going To Have To Do These Exercises Forever?

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One of our frequently asked questions at Focus PT from our back pain patients is,

"Am I going to have to do these exercises forever?" 

At the beginning of your time with us, we start the exercises. They're going to be daily, sometimes twice a day, because we're trying to bring your acute pain down and get your muscles functioning correctly. Once we've gotten your pain level comes down, we can start backing off on the exercises.

Eventually we want you to only do them about four times a week and that'll happen for the first few months while you're still getting the strength through your core and through your hips. Once that strength is gained and you're back to doing your normal workouts, you're back to your normal life, you're going to want to work on the exercises about twice a week. Basically just to keep those muscles functioning and to remind them "this is your job, this is what you need to do, this is how you need to function."

You need to work so that it doesn't come back and so that, when you do have a chronic issue, it reduces the amount of times that you have a flare up. The stronger you stay, the looser you stay, the less that your spine has to compress on either a disc or a nerve, which then reduces the flare-ups!

Dr Brad Conder

Dr Brad Conder

Dr. Brad Conder is the owner of Focus Physical Therapy. He is board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy and has been a practicing physical therapist for 12 years. Brad has experience in outpatients orthopedics, industrial onsite medicine, hospital physical therapy, and home health physical therapy. Brad got his physical therapy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in 2007. Dr Conder’s primary experience is in outpatient orthopedics, and he has a particular interest in manual physical therapy, including dry needling, Maitland style manual techniques, and industrial onsite medicine.
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