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 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 makes sense 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 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.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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!