"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Minster chiropractor,
just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an atypical
question, and it's also quite
logical. The answer is logically
understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal
conditions that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's
own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure
out how to use our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center can deliver
the spinal manipulation designed to relieve
your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to put
your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Minster Chiropractic Center will share
some nutrition ideas to improve
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not 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 Minster chiropractor - must
work together for the best
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that damage the best
of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may injure
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt 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 use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
dodging those activities
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Minster chiropractor see
each other every so often.
A periodic visit to Minster Chiropractic Center for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Minster
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report reflected on the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not common that it just goes away and never returns. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been documented as
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center 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
Minster Chiropractic Center. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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 value patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment with
Minster Chiropractic Center today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.