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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor. For others, when the pain is gone, they are gone. The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to stop care. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the things 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 decreased the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients ask for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Burlington and Hamilton back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Spinal Care Clinic is the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care partner for you!

Burlington and Hamilton exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Burlington and Hamilton 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 a week time frame 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 helpful. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Spinal Care Clinic 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 present the conservative approach to managing Burlington and Hamilton back pain.

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Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today with Spinal Care Clinic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Spinal Care Clinic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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