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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my New Roads chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an uncommon question, and it's also really sensible. The answer is logically understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spine-pain issues or we acquire them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not cause pain. Your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center can deliver the spinal manipulation intended 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 put your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
  • nutritional needs - New Roads Chiropractic Center will suggest some nutrition ideas to bolster certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your New Roads chiropractor - must partner for the best outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that harm the seemingly healthiest 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 hurt us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link in our spinal health.

We all must nurture a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those settings that could trigger pain.

How? You and your New Roads chiropractor see each other every so often. A periodic visit to New Roads Chiropractic Center for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repetitive treatment of New Roads back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the present and reduces the risk of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report described the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability around the world. It’s 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 documented as effective in reducing painful days 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no fun. Relief is possible with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Just understand that there is a logical necessity and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

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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 New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

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