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 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.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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!