WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
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 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 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 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!