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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"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 two-fold: 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 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 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 deliver the spinal manipulation designed to relieve your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its 

  • 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 discarthritis, 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. (1)

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 care. 

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.

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