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 natural 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 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.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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!