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Healthy News May 2020

Continued West Palm Beach chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care. Ultimately, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the West Palm Beach chiropractor. For others, when the pain is gone, they are gone. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems normal to quit coming. Only there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask for maintenance care after a few episodes of West Palm Beach back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Chiropractic Care is the West Palm Beach chiropractic care partner for you!

West Palm Beach exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific Low Back Pain

A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with variable low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout the week helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Chiropractic Care is ready to do this with you!

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to dealing with West Palm Beach back pain.

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Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Care for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Chiropractic Care is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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