WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must visit
for chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic Center. Ultimately, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the New Roads chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to stop
care. However, there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular basis (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased
the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased
the timespan of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not typically cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just go
away. The bruise is now a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a New Roads
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of New Roads back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, New Roads Chiropractic Center is the New Roads chiropractic
care partner to see!
New Roads 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 varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during a week time
frame 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! Unfortunately, in the year before back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 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 worthy pre-back surgery efforts. New Roads Chiropractic Center
is ready 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 managing New Roads back pain.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next New Roads
chiropractic appointment now with New Roads Chiropractic Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!