Healthy News May 2020

Continued Williamson chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.


Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic. Ultimately, their relief dictates this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Williamson chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there is no pain, it seems natural to stop care. Only there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Williamson 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 Williamson back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Apple Country Chiropractic is the Williamson chiropractic care partner to see!

Williamson exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Williamson 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 throughout the week helped 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 beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received 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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Apple Country Chiropractic is prepared 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 discuss the conservative approach to dealing with Williamson back pain.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment now with Apple Country Chiropractic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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