WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center. In the end, their
relief dictates this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Minster chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. However, there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing 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 reduced
the number of painful day 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 go
away. 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 Minster
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Minster back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Minster Chiropractic Center is the Minster chiropractic
care partner for you!
Minster 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 during a week time
frame benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By bettering 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 before back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had
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 combining spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Minster Chiropractic Center
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 dealing
with Minster back pain.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Arrange your next Minster
chiropractic appointment now with Minster Chiropractic Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Minster Chiropractic Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!