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Best to See Your Chicago Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Chiropractic Care responds to when Chicago folks talk about chiropractic. Chicago chiropractic patients are a mixed lot. Some Chicago chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Chicago chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Chicago chiropractic patients discover that making a Chicago chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal basis after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Chiropractic Care appreciates every Chicago chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Chicago chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how frequently a Chicago chiropractic patient can gain from Chicago chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Chiropractic Care shares a new project in which participants with chronic low back pain were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most positive results for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Chiropractic Care uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits Chiropractic Care to really aid our Chicago back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Chicago chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Chicago chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Chiropractic Care is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Chicago chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care to figure out just how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Chicago chiropractor.
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