"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Williamson chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an unexpected
question, and it's also quite
logical. The answer is fairly
understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spine-pain
issues or we develop 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 unique 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 Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic can deliver
the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Apple Country Chiropractic will share
some nutrition ideas to strengthen
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Williamson chiropractor - must
partner 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 hurt the best
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the idea - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may injure
us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
level that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must nurture a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
avoiding those activities
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Williamson chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A recurring visit to Apple Country Chiropractic for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to maintain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Williamson
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the
present and decreases the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report reflected on the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around
the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Remedy is possible with
Apple Country Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment with
Apple Country Chiropractic today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.