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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Millville chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at Wilson Family Chiropractic. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Millville chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems natural to stop care. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis (sometimes referred to as “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 days with pain in acute episodes and improved the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Millville chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask for maintenance care after a few episodes of Millville 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, Wilson Family Chiropractic is the Millville chiropractic care partner for you!

Millville exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Millville 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 variable low, moderate and high intensity exercise during a week time frame benefitted 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 encouraging outcomes! Sadly, 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% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 present the conservative approach to managing Millville back pain.

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Arrange your next Millville chiropractic appointment today with Wilson Family Chiropractic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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