"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor,
just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an uncommon
question, and it's also very
reasonable. The answer is fairly
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will
be with us forever. 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 our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to relieve
your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Spinal Care Clinic will share
some nutrition ideas to strengthen
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these on-going spine problems that
we - you and your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor - must
work together for the most welcome
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that harm the best
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the idea - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may hurt
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 vulnerable 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
avoiding those settings
that could trigger pain.
How? You and your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor see
each other on occasion.
An occasional visit to Spinal Care Clinic for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is helpful. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repeated treatment of Burlington and Hamilton
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the
present and reduces the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report described the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around
the world. It is 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 painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Spinal Care Clinic strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Remedy is possible with
Spinal Care Clinic. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with
Spinal Care Clinic today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.