How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"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 spondylolisthesistransitional 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 discarthritis, 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 not fun. 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. (1)

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 care. 

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.

 
There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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