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Best to See Your Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a usual question Spinal Care Clinic hears when Burlington and Hamilton folks talk about chiropractic. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients are a mixed lot. Some Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients discover that coming for a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Spinal Care Clinic is grateful for every Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how frequently a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient can profit from Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Spinal Care Clinic presents a new project in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Spinal Care Clinic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence lets Spinal Care Clinic to really help our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes fluctuates often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One is more challenging  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Spinal Care Clinic is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic to see how many visits it will likely take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor.
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