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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"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 spondylolisthesistransitional 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 about its 

  • 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 discarthritis, 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 helpful. 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 disruptive. 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. (1)

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 care. 

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.

 
There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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