"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 spondylolisthesis, transitional 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 disc, arthritis, 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 recent 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 common that it just goes away and never returns. 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.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 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.