"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my West Palm Beach chiropractor,
just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an atypical
question, and it's also quite
reasonable. The answer is fairly
understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will
be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to ease
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Chiropractic Care will suggest
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your West Palm Beach chiropractor - must
collaborate for the best
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that harm the seemingly healthiest
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the picture - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may injure
us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must keep up a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those activities
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your West Palm Beach chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A periodic visit to Chiropractic Care for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even described as a way to maintain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repeated treatment of West Palm Beach
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the
present and decreases the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report described the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around
the world. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Chiropractic Care strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Remedy is possible with
Chiropractic Care. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with
Chiropractic Care today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.